Tag Archives: running competition

Cycling on Doug’s mountain: Athletic camaraderie and mad dogs

  My friend and long-time running partner Doug Alward has a sprawling property on Mount Thom above Chilliwack. A couple of weeks ago, he invited me to come and watch the Olympics with him. (Warning: This is a long post. … Continue reading

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Flying in Florida at the Gasparilla 15K: Olympic Training Log Feb. 13-Feb. 19

[This photo was actually taken at the 1989 race.] This was another busy week of travelling and racing. On February 11th or 12th I flew to Tampa, Florida for one of the biggest races on the American circuit—the Gasparilla Distance … Continue reading

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Who wins the race? Shining a spotlight on the dark side of the winner’s personality

Every coach knows that a successful athlete must possess a combination of the right parents (genetics), a willingness to work hard, and the intelligence to follow expert instructions yet be able to make decisions independently. In addition, although every experienced coach has seen … Continue reading

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