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.
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.
Two things keep me motivated to train consistently. Racing and keeping current with my running log.
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.
While most media focused its hype on a boxing match, the second annual IAAF World Relays in Nassau, Bahamas was arguably more exciting, with the U.S. dominating, and producing two world records.
Coach Alberto Salazar has been known to have his athletes run hard workouts after races. With the success of his athletes including Galen Rupp and Matthew Centrowitz, this may become a more common practice.
I thought the only living creature that was happy to smell my sweat was my cat Sly. He loves rolling around in my stinky socks and running gear before they go in the laundry. Yes, that's him in the picture. My other cat Ozzy however, prefers clean laundry. Cats of course have other motives. They like to combine their scent with yours to establish their territory.
Last weekend was a big one for fans of both track and marathons, with the Penn and Drake Relays, and the London Marathon.
The Penn Relays started Thursday and conclude today, while the Drake Relays started Wednesday, and also wrap up today.
The Boston Marathon is pretty much a national holiday for runners and running fans, so the buzz continues the days following the race. Others are looking ahead to Sunday's London Marathon, and the trails.