April 2011

“April is the cruelest month”

"APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain." -TS Eliot Though I am thankful the snow is officially all melted (for good I hope) I am still longing for spring sunshine.  We've been relatively lucky this spring with weather for our track meets, but getting qu

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“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?”

Trains, planes, and automobiles has been the story of my life the past few weeks.  I had originally started this blog almost two weeks ago, only getting the chance now to actually sit down and write it entirely.  This past weekend I traveled to Mt. Sac Relays with all intentions of running in the 10k in addition to balancing my coaching responsibilities. 

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Everyone always talks about “beware of the Ides of March;” however, I think most runners really need to "beware of the Ides of April".  For collegiate athletes April kicks off the outdoor season into full swing but also is full force of tests, exams, projects, and research papers just looming in the final days and weeks of the semester.  Other runners

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