Monthly Archives: April 2015

From the Archives: Carried Away

(For me, the first few weeks of April always bring the same excitements and worries: celebrating (or taking refuge from) Boston Marathon hoopla, preparing young runners, jumpers, and throwers for their first meet EVER (and getting them to dress warmly … Continue reading

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(Mis-) Understanding the 800m

Image: I never know quite what to make of Fittish, a mostly running-related blog associated with the edgy sports website Deadspin. On the one hand, it’s exciting to see anyone writing humorous, irreverent, and oh-so-hip articles about our dear … Continue reading

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It’s Not (Always) About the Workouts

Photo: News item: Alberto Salazar praises Oregon Coach Andy Powell. As reported by Ken Goe in The Oregonian, Salazar called the performance of Powell’s runners at last month’s NCAA Indoor championships “unprecedented” and said he wants to see what … Continue reading

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The Effect of Endurance Training on Spousal Social Life

“Spouses influence each other’s exercise habits, for better and worse, more than is often recognized, according to an interesting new study of the workout habits of middle-aged couples. The study found that changes in one spouse’s routine tend to be … Continue reading

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