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The Nike Oregon Project/Alberto Salazar story
by on Thursday, June 11, 2015

Alberto Salazar

By now, I'm sure anyone reading this post knows about the story. At first, I didn't want to write about it. As the story goes on, though, I think it's important enough to the sport that I should write about it. Not because I'll write a better piece than the many great authors who have written on this but because I want to offer a place for you to find some of the best links and expand with my thought ...

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Slushies vs. frozen underwear? Plus, eat your breakfast!
by on Thursday, June 4, 2015

A couple good topics for this week's round-up. Who could pass up the headline "Slushies vs. Frozen Underwear for Hot-Weather Workout"? Not only a killer headline but an interesting topic. Also, how important is eating breakfast for your running if you run in the evening?

Slushies vs. frozen underwear?

Would you rather wear frozen underwear or eat a slushie? Easy call, right?

Well, maybe not if you're interested in performance in hot weather. Or at least not the answer you were ju ...

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Summer schedule
by on Monday, June 1, 2015

As I often say about our running, we need to balance our priorities.

I'm taking my own advice this summer. Living in Wisconsin, I need to take advantage of the summer weather while I can. I'm going to be giving myself more time to enjoy time with my family. Camping trips, trips to the park, evenings outside playing and so on. As a result, I'm going to go to a summer blogging schedule of one post a week, on Thursdays.

I'll try to mix up the posts with some of the roundups that you normally ...

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Ask me anything
by on Thursday, May 28, 2015


I did this about a year ago and about 6 months ago. Let's make it a tradition to do this twice a year. Here's your open invitation to ask me anything.

If you want to ask publicly, you can do so in the comments, on Facebook or you can tweet at (or [url=]tweet at my per ...

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Gluten free diet for the non-celiac and why do older runners struggle more in the heat?
by on Monday, May 25, 2015

Gluten free diet for the non-celiac

I've noticed that quite a few people over the past few years are going toward gluten free diets, even if they are non-celiac. The belief apparently is that, even for non-celiacs, there are benefits to avoiding gluten.

Well, maybe not:

[quote]A short-term GFD had no overall effect on performance, GI symptoms, well-being, and a select indicator of intestinal injury or inflammato ...

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Club open for early sign-up!
by on Thursday, May 21, 2015


Have you been looking for more at Have you been looking for a way to support without signing up for coaching?

I've been hearing just these things from some of you. You'd like to see videos, you'd like more tips, you'd like a closer, more tightly knit community. Some of you have even been generous enough to say you'd like to support financially but you don't feel the need to s ...

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Beet juice for the brain, pre-exercise dynamic stretching
by on Monday, May 18, 2015

Beet juice for the brain

You're late in a race. Maybe you're running a 10 miler, shooting for 80 minutes, and you just went through 9 miles in 1:11:34 after going through mile 8 in 1:03:42. Quick. How much time do you have to cover the last mile and is that faster or slower than you covered the prior mile? Right now, that's easy to answer. You know as well as me that it would be a far different story if you were trying to do the math during the race.

I'm sure we've all heard about t ...

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Another honor for Coach Conway
by on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Coach Conway - inspiration, role model, mentor - working the finish line, one of the many jobs a high school coach fills

A personal post this week. As anyone who knows me as a runner knows, my middle school track and high school cross country coach has been a huge influence on my life. To be honest, he has been inside and outside of running.

To explain what Coach Conway has meant to me would take far more words ...

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This week's post is all about pain...???
by on Monday, May 11, 2015

I hope nobody gets the wrong impression. I really don't think running should be such a painful thing. That said, I have two pain related topics for today. Gender specific injury prevention and our memories of painful events.

Gender specific injury prevention

This seems like an interesting topic to me. Let's be honest. As much as I love the sport of running because it's so open to all people, all ages, all genders, men and women are different even when it comes to running. There are ...

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Haile Gebrselassie has retired from competitive running
by on Sunday, May 10, 2015

I will always remember both the ferociously competitive spirit and the huge smile

In case you haven't already heard, the great Haile Gebrselassie has officially retired from competitive running. He says he will keep running and will remain involved in the sport but he is done competing.

As many runners of similar age, I grew up as a fan of running watching and cheering for Geb. Actually, I was split betwe ...

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