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The ABCs of running: a guide for young and beginning runners

It’s cross–country season! This post is written in response to a reader who asked me what advice I could give to a group of middle school-aged runners who are preparing to do a fun run in a few weeks. My initial reaction … Continue reading

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Prepping for European Cross-Country: Olympic Training Log Jan. 16-Jan 22

Sorry, no stories with this week’s Training Log. The European cross-country season was coming up, and I was trying to put in some hard workouts in spite of my heel bursitis. I’ll write more about the cross-country races in future … Continue reading

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I break 30:00 in the Brussels Christmas Trophy 10K: Olympic Training Log December 19-December 25

December 19, 1987 AM: Ran 4½ miles moderate pace—heel hurting a bit, especially at start, but not hurting as much as yesterday. December 20, 1987 AM: Raced Brussels Christmas Trophy 10K. won in time of about 29:15—course very short. Paul beat … Continue reading

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Training in Brussels with Paul

Training in Brussels during the years 1986 to 1988, when I reached my peak as a distance runner, I had everything I needed to succeed: Wonderful places to run plus all the facilities I needed for my cross training A perfect … Continue reading

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November 21, 1987: Kristiansen smashes World 15K Best in Monte Carlo

Today I’ll be including my training log entry for November 21, 1987, but this date deserves a story too. In 1987, before the rise of Africa’s female distance runners (who are just as talented as the men), Norwegian Ingrid Kristiansen was a … Continue reading

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