Category Archives: Track

Track and Field thrives with only a few fans

I always swore that I wouldn’t write a blog post about the sad state of Track and Field, or — even worse — attempt to formulate a prescription for how to revive it. First of all, what do I know? … Continue reading

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Watches that Run Slow

It was good to be back on the track last night, attempting my first Tuesday night workout in many weeks. The afternoon was warm and pleasant. There was no sign yet of the showers that had been forecast for the … Continue reading

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Thoroughbreds

The pack in the “Adro” mile, the night’s final event, hitting 200m. As I was heading out the door this morning on my way to work, my wife stopped me at the threshold with a question that sounded accusatory. “Where … Continue reading

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From the Archives: The Rundown on Warmups

[At least once every season, our track team gets caught in traffic on the way to some meet and we arrive with little time to warm up before competition begins. Although I still preach the importance of a thorough warm-up, … Continue reading

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Know Your Oval: Fun Facts About Tracks

(Image: http://www.gogeomatics.ca) I’ve always enjoyed running on tracks, and I’ve always been fascinated by them. Maybe that makes me an eccentric. After all, I have the impression that most people, if they ever think about their neighborhood running track at … Continue reading

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