January 2011

2010 Highlight: Rebecca Donaghue

Rebecca Donaghue had an injury-abbreviated 2010 — certainly a disappointment for someone who made such major strides the previous year. However, she found some positives off the track — on the roads, and in mentoring one of America’s best up-and-coming high-school half-milers… What would you call the main highlight of 2010 for you, professional

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“That’s an excuse and we don’t make them”

This is an often used quote by Steeler coach Mike Tomlin and one of my favorites. This weekend I was originally planning on running in the US half marathon championships, then I was sick over the Christmas holiday and my training wasn't where I wanted it to be. But that is an excuse and I don't make them. So I am using this time now to put in more of the wor

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Dog Days of Winter

On my run last evening one of my favorite songs right now "Dog Days Are Over" by Florence + The Machine popped up on my iPod.  Currently, I feel like I am stuck in the dog days of winter.  When I looked up the term Wikipedia referred to the dog days as “a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress.”  The weat

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The whip has been cracked

So after a long lay off of really updating anything, I have made the commitment to start updating twice a week. The last 3 months have been pretty low key with not really racing that much. My last race was US Club Cross Country Championships, I ended up finishing 14th and helped my Hanson-Brooks team to a 2nd place finish. I went out there and went after t

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Staying healthy

The holidays are a wonderful time to be with friends and family.  Also, a well deserved break from the athletes I spend most of my time with.  With a month to get some good training in I was excited to only have to worry about myself.  As they say be careful what you wish for, because time to concentrate on myself turned into getting healthy.  I got some

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