Monthly Archives: October 2014

Are 5Ks the Kudzu of Distance Running?

There was a time not so long ago when I would regularly scan the race results on Cool Running just to stay informed about the local running scene. In those days, it didn’t take long to look through the handful … Continue reading

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4 Seconds to the Good

“People who hate to lose are not going to go through with a running career because you have to lose and lose and lose to get to a point where you can win, to get to a place where you’ll … Continue reading

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Taking up Arms

A couple of months ago, the Journal of Experimental Biology published a study that looked at the energy cost of running with various different arm actions. (The metabolic cost of human running: is swinging the arms worth it?). The study’s … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Al Oerter

[First published October 4, 2007] On October 1st, 2007, Al Oerter, four-time Olympic gold medalist in the discus, stepped out of the terrestrial throwing circle for the final time. He was 71 years old. According to the obituary in the … Continue reading

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