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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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Only One Hill

As a biochemist, I know that anaerobic exercise cannot be sustained for longer than a minute or two. How then is it possible that I felt completely anaerobic for almost two hours during one particular race? The event was the … 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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In it for the long haul

Some families follow the Red Sox. My family followed the Boston Marathon. The day before the big race, we would all read the Boston Globe special “marathon” section front-to-back, and I would see the list of former winners that included … Continue reading

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