Artie Gilkes

Krush Distance Camp

On behalf of the Krush Program, Jayson and Lesley Jackson, Artie Gilkes, Rebecca Donaghue and myself (Nick Scarpello) we would like to say thank you to to everyone for helping make the upcoming Krush Distance Camp possible! We will officially be meeting in the mornings at Circleville Park in State College on July 21 - July 25. Please visit krushprogram.co

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Krush Speaker Series Exclusive: Spring Marathons with a focus on Boston and Pittsburgh

Topic: Spring Marathons with a focus on Boston and Pittsburgh [caption id="attachment_511" align="alignleft" width="153" caption="Brian Sell competing at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008."][/caption] Learn racing tips and strategies from Olympian Brian Sell, Artie Gilkes, and Rebecca Donaghue. Brian, Artie, and Rebecca have plenty of marathon experien

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Krush Speaker Series #2: Drills to Improve Running Economy

[caption id="attachment_469" align="alignright" width="189" caption="Rebecca Donaghue finishing in course record time (1:17) at the Nittany Valley Half Marathon."][/caption] Topic: Drills to Improve Running Economy Running economy is a frequently forgotten aspect of a proper training program, mainly due to lack of technical knowledge. Along with VO2 ma

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Krush Speaker Series #1, Feb. 20

[caption id="attachment_469" align="alignright" width="189" caption="Rebecca Donaghue finishing in course record time (1:17) at the Nittany Valley Half Marathon."][/caption] Topic: General workout strategy for runners who want to race. There are lots of people who run 3 or 4 times a week for cardio but never race. The question always looms, “If you w

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Quick update on the Krush Squad

[caption id="attachment_468" align="alignright" width="147" caption="Tara Murray setting her Boston Marathon personal best."][/caption] We have added two new members to the group, Noelle Martz and Tara Murray. Noelle recently ran the Baltimore Marathon where she was the 73rd female (3:39) and earned a Boston qualifying time. Big congrats to her. Tara just

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It’s been awhile but busy

So I haven't really kept up my end of the bargain of posting twice a week on here. But one of my vows for lent is to get 2 posts a week up. In my time off of blogs has been spent training and just being back in school. This past weekend I took a trip down to notre dame to pace part of the mens 5k at the last chance meet. My coach (Artie) was not exactly t

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Rebecca Donaghue: Cool, Calm and Secretly Tougher Than You (Podcast)

From WomenTalkSports.com: Rebecca Donaghue should put on a clinic about mental toughness. An unsung hero of sorts, she has quietly made her way up the ranks of U.S. distance runners. She ran and raced in pain and often limped from high school until 2005 - about 10 years - until she finally found a trainer at Penn State who helped her correct her biomec

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In-Depth Interview With Rebecca Donaghue on EliteRunning.com

Read Bridget Montgomery's extensive interview with Rebecca on EliteRunning.com. It is a great read. Thanks Bridget!

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West Coast Trip

Rebecca and Artie are on the west coast as they gear up for the Brutus Hamilton and Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitationals. At Brutus Hamilton, Rebecca will race the 3k in the New York Road Runners Distance Carnival on Friday evening. Then on May 1 she will defend her title in the Kim McDonald Memorial 10k at Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational. Flotrack wil

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Nittany Spiked Shoe Wins A Wheel!

Team Nittany Spiked Shoe had a highly successful day at the Penn Relays Distance Classic 20k. The Coach Groves led squad made many trips to the podium after a hard-fought race. Artie Gilkes finished in third place to lead the charge as Patrick Murphy (seventh) and Dave Moore (tenth) rounded out the scoring to secure the team victory.  Megan Sowa (fourth) an

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