Monthly Archives: June 2014

Anatomy of an Injury (Part 3 of 3: More Stable Levers)

When I first started writing about this injury, I had an analogy in mind and wanted to explore it further. What if an aging body is like an aging city, its infrastructure gradually deteriorating with age and overuse? The deterioration might … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Injury (Part 2 of 3: Who Ya Gonna Call?)

With the end of the school track season, I felt I finally had time to address and resolve the now-chronic pain in my right lower leg. For the first time in months, I had enough time to warm up properly … Continue reading

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Anatomy of an Injury (Part 1 of 3: “I Got This”)

I’ve never been very good at asking for help in any area of my life, and seeking care for running injuries is no exception. Like many runners, I live in a semi-permanent state of denial about my aches and pains, … Continue reading

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Garrett O’Toole Runs 4:01.89

Last night at Emerson Track in Concord, Middlesex School senior Garrett O’Toole ran a full mile in 4:01.89, breaking Andy Powell’s 16-year-old Massachusetts High School record and becoming the 14th fastest U.S. prep miler of all time.

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Thursday June 5th is the Adrian Martinez Classic

No essay today, just a reminder that Thursday evening, June 5th, 2014 Emerson Track in Concord hosts the 6th annual Adrian Martinez classic, a festival of distance races for all levels. Is this meet worth your while? YES!! The elite … Continue reading

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At the NBB Twilight Meet

It was a good weekend to be a Track fan. On Friday night and Saturday afternoon, and NBC provided coverage of the Prefontaine Classic from Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Prefontaine meet has become one of the best … Continue reading

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