Category Archives: Indoor Track

Crazy Stupid Fast

As far as I know, the Boston University Track and Tennis Center on Ashford Street in Boston doesn’t yet have a nickname worthy of its stature in the Track world. Athletes, coaches, and spectators simply refer to it as “BU,” … Continue reading

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Team U.S.A. Dominates Indoor Worlds

Whether you think “Team USA” is shorthand for overbearing and jingoistic national pride, or find yourself cheering on every American athlete with unquestioning patriotic fervor, the news from Oregon has likely intensified your feeling. That’s because no country has ever … Continue reading

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In From the Cold

  It’s enough to make you question the very tenets of free-market capitalism. I don’t mean income inequality or the disappearing middle class or manufacturing workers being left out in the economic cold. I mean actual runners being left out … Continue reading

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How Lauren Wallace Won the U.S. 1000m Championship

(One of the more unexpected results from Sunday’s action at the 2015 USATF Indoor Championships was Lauren Wallace’s victory in the 1000m. Entering the race, several runners, including Treniere Moser, Stephanie Charnigo, Charlene Lipsey, and Stephanie Brown, seemed to have … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Watching Fast People

[In between cleaning up from the last storm and waiting for the next, in between treadmill runs and parking lot runs, and in the middle — but not finished with — several running books, I got nothing this morning. So … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2014 Masters Indoor T&F Championships – Part 3 (of 3)

“So this is why I say to you, train. Look after your body. Temper it with pain. And your body will amaze you; you will do things you thought impossible. That is why running matters. That is why Olympiads matter. … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2014 Masters Indoor T&F Championships – Part 2 (of 3)

After racing the 3000m Friday afternoon, I felt pretty good about the mile on Saturday. My only complaints were a rawness in my throat left over from breathing in so much dry air during the race and a slight pain … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2014 Masters Indoor T&F Championships – Part 1 (of 3)

It had been six years since my last appearance at the USATF National Masters Indoor Track and Field Championships. In 2008 I had just turned 50 and was looking forward eagerly to competing in my new age group. Unfortunately, in … Continue reading

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Race Report: 2014 USATF-NE Indoor T&F Championships

I woke up Sunday morning in a surprisingly cheerful mood. What was this all about? After all my complaining about February, what would account for this change of heart? Was it the sudden invasion of warm weather, the smell of … Continue reading

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Race Report: 3000m at GBTC Invite

A couple of weeks ago, I watched Craig Fram and Paul Hammond absolutely hammer an indoor 3000m at the final BU mini-meet. That race is now on YouTube, and is worth watching again, if only for the desperate (and successful!) … Continue reading

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