Monthly Archives: August 2012

Chip Off the Old Block

One day this past week I ran with a college teammate whom I hadn’t seen since 1981.   When I was a senior on the Appalachian State Cross Country and Track teams during the 1978-9 year, Chip Akers was a freshman … Continue reading

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Celebration of Running 5k

This past Saturday 2,000 runners got together for a litle celebration in Orlando. We ran a 5k to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the opening of the Track Shack running specialty store. Today we take it for granted that we … Continue reading

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Back-to-Back Fast Days

If you have read articles on including fast running in your training, participated in an organized training group or had a personal running coach, then I am sure you are familiar with the concept of taking easy days or rest … Continue reading

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Greatest 100 Meter Race Ever

It is rare that a race lives up to its hype – but the 2012 Olympic Men’s 100 Meter Dash did so and more.   Usain Bolt was aiming to get back on top after a sub-par 2011 season and a … Continue reading

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