During high school track we had a bit of a joke going around.  It happened at every meet we went to (and continues to this day). Wagers of snacks and food found in our travel bags were prizes for guessing when the bear would jump out and attack a runner.  We would be watching a race from the stands with [...]

They were just spilling off the shelf in my closet.  The pile I had created had grown over the years to the point a maximum carrying capacity was exceeded.  Something had to change. First I sat down and counted each of them (you don’t want to know how many!).  Each carried a flood of memories that came rushing back to [...]

Time for a full public confession.  I have been using a supplement.  Probably doesn’t fall onto the list of “banned substances” by either the USA Olympic Committee or the IAAF.  But using a supplement to aid in my running performance and health is a new tool in my arsenal!  Call me a skeptic. Call me what you want but the [...]

He has made the greatest contributions to long distance training and racing in history.  Period.  His training practices and theories have produced numerous Olympic medals beginning with the 1960 Rome and 1964 Tokyo Olympics.  50 years later his training theories continue their impact amongst coaches from youth to professional ranks.  His promotion of cross country and marathon based training found [...]

  It was such a surreal evening.  Sitting trackside with fast company. 38 years had gone by quickly.  Seems like just yesterday we were teammates not spectators.  But time gives no special interest to 3 former high school tracksters.  May 4, 2015, 5:00 PM and the start of the 59th Brookhart – Crew Relays begins as any other track meet.  [...]

The event will be forever etched in my memory.  I was a sophomore in high school and had just stepped into early morning band practice.  I played in the percussion section and on this particular day was placed in a bass drum role that I had not prepared for. Playing the bass drum is relatively simple … just keep the [...]

The 4 x 1 mile repeats were clicking off with precision. Guess it helps to run this workout in Track Town, USA on the Adidas Trail.  As much fun as this workout was the nagging pain in my right hip was commanding additional attention with each step.  The cool down back to the motel was not fun.  In fact hard [...]

The 2013 Prefontaine Classic is in the books. The record books that is. Sunny Oregon skies, warm temperatures, no wind and plenty of elite competition from around the world came together to produce one of the most memorable Pre Meets in history. World bests, meet records, a national high school record/ junior record and multiple personal bests were the order [...]