Tag Archives: World Cross-Country Championships

From A to B: Auckland to Bali: Olympic Training Log March 26-April 1

This week in 1988 was one of the most exciting times of my running career. It started off with the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Auckland. I don’t remember much about our team’s activities in Auckland (jet-lagged as I … Continue reading

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Pre-competition challenges: How to eat, sleep and train when travelling: Olympic Training Log: March 19-March 25

My trip from Brussels to Auckland (for the 1988 World Cross-Country Championships) took about 36 hours, door-to-door. Since the rest of the team was travelling from Canada, I made the trip on my own. This was the longest trip of … Continue reading

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Memory Tricks: Olympic Training Log March 12-March 18

Memory is a tricky thing. Writing these blog posts while referring back to my 1988 Training Log has made me aware of that. Memory is inexplicably selective. We remember some things vividly, while other events that should have been important … Continue reading

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