Category Archives: cross country

Running With the Enemy

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over forty years since that late summer day when I took a chance and traveled far from home to run with the Mohawk Cross Country team at one of their pre-season practices. I’ve … Continue reading

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Living the Dream (at Running Camp)

Kingdom Trails, across from the Wildflower Inn Every time I mention to someone that I spent the first two weeks of August at running camp, I worry that this sounds juvenile and undignified… even for me. So I hasten to … Continue reading

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The World Comes to Kampala

Geoffrey Kamworor winning the Senior Mens race at the IAAF World XC Championships in 2015. On Sunday March 26th, Uganda hosts the 41st IAAF World Cross Country Championships at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the capital city of Kampala. It … Continue reading

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Fun Run!

Running is a lot of things, but is it fun? In the first weeks of the cross-country season, when summer heat lingers, and no one has actually raced yet, our team organizes a 5K “fun run” for ourselves and for … Continue reading

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From the Archives: On Running Hard in Dual Meets

[The beginning of cross country practices and the post-Labor Day surge at work has made it  difficult for me to think clearly, let alone sit down and write. So with apologies for the re-posting, here’s something from the archives: a … Continue reading

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Adventure Run

Since the end of the school year, I’ve had two priorities: run every day… and I can’t remember the second one. I wanted to run every day because months of running sporadically, and only when I had time for it, … Continue reading

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The Discreet Charm of the Suburban Cross Country Course

On Sunday afternoon, I found myself in Framingham with an hour to kill. I had been on my way home from a trip to Western Massachusetts and had planned to pick up my son from his job in a restaurant … Continue reading

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