Monthly Archives: July 2015

Frightened Rabbits – How to Avoid Pacing Disasters

Imagine for a moment that you have been hired as a pace-setter, or rabbit, for a professional track meet. Unless you are one of the very few runners who have made a career of rabbiting (thank you, Matt Scherer), or … Continue reading

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With the World Watching, Scott Jurek Completes the AT

“There‚Äôs no trophy at the end… It is an amateur pursuit based on the honor system, and that makes it pure and unique in our culture.” – Jennifer Pharr Davis On Sunday afternoon, July 12th, after forty-six days of running … Continue reading

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Evan Jager AR in the Steeplechase

After a long day celebrating the Fourth of July followed by an excruciatingly slow drive through post-fireworks traffic, we finally got back the motel and prepared to collapse into bed. But then something made me pull out my iPad and … Continue reading

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Race Report: Cazenovia 4th of July 5K

[I always say that every race, no matter how humble, provides an opportunity to learn something. On Saturday, Joni and I ran in a 4th of July race in Cazenovia, New York, a picturesque town 30 minutes Southeast of Syracuse. … Continue reading

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Music in My Head

I’ve always been more puzzled than offended by the sight of runners and joggers equipped with portable music players and headphones or ear buds, bouncing down the street or circling a track while drawing inspiration from a playlist of their … Continue reading

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From the Archives: The Strange Case of Fernando Mamede

[On July 2, 1984, Portugal’s Fernando Mamede ran 27:13 for 10,000m to break his own world record. Many considered Mamede to be more talented than his famous countryman, two-time World XC champion and Olympic marathon champion Carlos Lopes, but Mamede … Continue reading

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