I read to her when she was a newborn and I felt silly talking to a baby who didn’t understand me. I read to her when she was a few months older and got bored a few sentences in. I continued to read to her when she thought books were only good for eating.
A coaching legend passes away, others clash in competition, while us mere mortals look for better ways to fuel our runs, deal with summer heat, and attempt to become strong like, if not ox, then an Olympic medalist boxer.
There is an immense pressure from the world to know what you want to be when you “grow up”. I remember being that college freshman scrambling to choose a major. Boy was it tough! I ended up taking the list of majors and marking off what I DIDN’T want to do.
Legendary University of Oregon track and field coach Bill Bowerman started a tradition 50 years ago by reaching out to the community and teaching classes to first-time joggers and walkers to introduce them to aerobic exercise. Vin Lanana is now continuing that tradition.
Grains, especially wheat, have gotten a bad rap the past few years.
In the weeks leading up to the World Championships in Beijing, athletes will begin competing in meets throughout Europe to sharpen their racing chops.
Failure: many of us view it as something to be feared, but it’s actually a necessary ingredient for growth.
The image of the grizzled coach who yells at his athletes is a commonly portrayed stereotype. However there are many coaches who go above and beyond and make a difference in lives beyond the track and field.
By far the most exciting race at the Paris Diamond League meet Sunday was the steeplechase, featuring some of the world's best, including former world leader Ezekiel Kemboi, Jairus Kipchoge Birech and Evan Jager. Jager gapped the field and was on track to win in around 7:56-57 when he fell on the last hurdle. He got up and ran 8:00.45 for 2nd place.
This past spring I found myself in a familiar position – getting ready for a no-hold barred game of Ultimate Frisbee at the state of Florida’s “Leaders Rally.” The twice-a-year gathering of teen leaders in Y programs is known for character development (which of course has to include Ultimate, right?)