Author Archives: Hale to the chief

Old School vs Modern Day: How Far We’ve Come

In the early and mid 1900’s, a human breaking four minutes in a mile was a radical concept.  It was thought that it was physically impossible for a human to accomplish this feat; Roger Bannister thought differently. On May 6th, … Continue reading

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Skiing > Running?

Arthur Lydiard was a runner and coach in New Zealand who is widely considered one of the best distance running coaches ever. His style of coaching was based upon runners logging many miles at a slow pace. He would have … Continue reading

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Bundle Up Ma’am(mals?)

A base layer of short sleeve Under Armour, a layer of long sleeve Under Armour, an Under Armour turtle neck, two Nike long sleeve pull overs, bottom Under Armour shorts and tights, a pair of running shorts, two hats, and … Continue reading

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24, 23, 22, …

There is a moment in every race where a decision has to be made. The decision of whether to push through the pain or give up. On the first day of class this January, I remember listening to the case … Continue reading

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Juana Run Faster?

I’ll start off by mentioning that I can honestly say that I have never smoked marijuana. I remember having a talk with a close friend last spring about marijuana use and the affect that it has on athletic performance. This … Continue reading

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Versatility and Me

If the first fitness evaluation conducted in lab told me anything (and it did), it was that I am extremely one sided in terms of physical fitness. I learned that I am well above average in running and aerobic fitness … Continue reading

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Chasing Dad

When I first started running track, I didn’t know that my dad was a state champion in high school, or that he was one of Maine’s all time bests, or that he set (and still holds) a few Division 1 … Continue reading

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