Many of you will visit our site and jump right over to the career section looking for a job this summer. While that's okay, just know that thinking about or even working at the Y comes with much more responsibility, especially if you're an emerging leader who truly cares about your global community. more
The 2015 Hoka One One Middle Distance Classic takes place tonight at Occidental College, California. Formerly known as the USATF Oxy High Performance Distance Classic, it's a rare opportunity for distance fans to watch a meet entirely focused on the 800, 1500, 3000 steeplechase and the 5000. Some major running stars will be featured, including the outdoor debuts for Galen Rupp, Nick Symmonds, Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn, Mary Cain and Kara Goucher. more
My second Mother’s Day is in the books—I just barely made the cutoff last year, but I’m claiming it! Before I was a mom, I thought Mother’s Day was no more than an over-commercialized greeting card holiday (more on that later), but I have developed an appreciation. Being a mom is tough, and I welcome any opportunity that allows me to sit back and kick my feet up, if only for a few hours.
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It was a big weekend for running news, with a high schooler breaking the 4 minute mile, Bernard Lagat setting a world master's record, and Haile Gebrselassie retiring from racing. more
I was at one of my local grocery stores for “Gelato Wednesdays," that glorious day when gelatos and sorbets from the prepared foods section are half price. I got into an in-depth conversation with the cashier about the pineapple basil sorbet I purchased and realized that I have been confusing gelato and sorbet for years. more
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Two things keep me motivated to train consistently. Racing and keeping current with my running log. more
After a long and particularly brutal winter and a spring that wasn't sure when to begin, beautiful weather has finally made it to my hometown Chicago.
The higher temperatures and blooming flowers and trees have unfortunately brought some unwanted visitors. Spiders and ants, specifically. I love nature, but I don't particularly want it in my house.
This week's bloggers give tips for group running, improving your form, and self-administering an upper back massage. Also a look back at the World Relays, and Div. III track & field championships.