LRC Training Talk Thursday Episode II
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Click Play Below To Hear Our Conversation With Author Matt Fitzgerald.
Matt talked for more than an hour about his new book: "Racing Weight - How To Get Lean For Peak Performance." At last, someone has the guts to write what everyone knows - runners want to lose weight so they can run faster. We think the book is very practical for the beginner to the pro. Also we wanted to promote Matt's revolutionary book with a foreword by legend Dr. Tim Noakes, called "Brain Training For Runners." LRC Coaching Guru John Kellogg is a fan of Brain Training and says his training is based significantly on principles that also appear in Noakes' and Fitzgeralds' work.
LRC Training Talk Episode II: LetsRun To Interview Training/Nutrition Expert Matt Fitzgerald
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LetsRun.com Training Talk Episode 1
1st Episode Featured Guest: Coach John Kellogg
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LRC Training Talk Article 1 - Is Your Training Repeatable?
In 2010, we at LetsRun.com hope to make a huge push to talk more about training.
Oh Boy ... LetsRun.com's Week That Was Like Hemingway returning to Paris from a bullfight, Rojo has returned to Ithaca from his twin brother's bachelor party. To the reader's delight, Rojo's creative energies are flowing at all-time highs. Just recapping Foot Locker wasn't enough this week. Inspired by Bill Simmons, Tiger Woods and Clay Aiken, he wants to you email us with stories of dorky runners who are really fast and because of their fame learn how to act cool around people.
Track And Field News - NCAA And USATF Avoid Having Both Track Championships In Eugene In The Same Year
- NCAA Awards 2013 And 2014 Championship Track Meets To Oregon Hayward field will host: 2010 NCAAs, 2011 USAs, 2012 Oly Trials, 2013 and 2014 NCAAs
- Des Moines Awarded 2011 And 2012 NCAAs The organizers in Des Moines are really fired up about winning 2 NCAA meets and hope to host the 2016 Olympic Trials. The 2008 NCAA Championships were in Des Moines and 41,000 people came over the 4-day meet, a new record despite rain storms and flooding.
- Article On Jehue Gordon, Who Took 4th In Berlin As A 17-Year-Old Gordon may be the most exciting junior athlete in the world.
Distance Runner Interest
- Dorniden In, Carrie Tollefson Out Of Team USA Minnesota
- Professional Photos From USATF Club Nationals
Ethiopian Stars Returning To Their Favorite Spots
Kenenisa Bekele To Return To Cross-Country On January 9th
The greatest cross-country runner ever will return after missing last year's season with injury. 11 times world champion in short and long course cross-country, Bekele will meet 2009 Amman World XC Champion Gebre Gebremariam in Edinburgh. Basically, this will be a clash of the best two XC runners in the world.
Tirunesh Dibaba Returning To Boston On February 6th
Dibaba just ran a 15km road world record coming back from injury. She's the fastest runner in the world when healthy. Get your tickets at this link.
NCAA 800m Champion Heather Dorniden Joins Team USA Minnesota Dorniden ran for the U of Minnesota. She has a PR of 2:01.
1. Foot Locker Cross-Country Championships *Boys Results *Girls Results *LRC Photos
2. European Cross-Country Championships
- European Cross-Country Results
- Hayley Yelling Pulls Off Shocker At 35 Yelling is a school teacher and retired a year ago after bombing at Euro Cross. She came back because she wanted to be back.
- Euro Men's Recaps All In One Place Sergey Lebid to us is the most interesting story as he took 3rd. In 16 years of Euro Cross, there have only been 6 different winners thanks to the Ukranian winning a remarkable 8 senior titles.
- Euro Women's Recaps Steph Twell, who the British press took to calling "the next Paula Radcliffe," fell apart in the U23 race.
3. Honoloulu Marathon Recap And Results
- Great Recap From David Monti: Patrick Ivuti Commits To Suicide Pace But It Works In Honolulu The women's pacemaker only made it 5k. 62% of the marathon field were Japanese.
- Race Results
4. USATF Club Nats
USATF Club National Cross-Country Results
Zap Fitness men, led by David Jankowski and David Nightingale, won the men's team race. Boulder Running Co./adidas won the women's race. Serena Burla took the open individual women's race.
Boston Is Back - Hall and Meb Running Boston In 2010
No matter who else they get, John Hancock Financial and the Boston Marathon won the race before it started by signing the two biggest stars in American marathoning. Both should have a shot at the first American win since Greg Meyer in 1983. Poll to the right: take your quick pick of who will finish first.
Top US Stars Line Up Winter Half Marathons
Shalane Flanagan Talks With Reporters About Upcoming Half Marathon Debut
Flanagan is without a doubt the best American female 5,000m and 10,000m track runner in history. Already an Olympic medalist and American record holder in every one of her main track events, she's looking for a new challenge and will start with the Houston Half in January.
Ryan Hall And Deena Kastor Will Run P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Half Marathons In January
Haile Gebrselassie set a then-world record of 58:55 on the course in 2006.
Brief Chat With Patrick Smyth Of Team USA Minnesota
Smyth quietly had a breakout season. He took his PR from 29:14 to 28:25 while competing for Notre Dame. He finished 4th at NCAAs in the 10,000m and 7th at USAs.
Chinese Athlete Sends Look-Alike To Drug Test, 3 End Up Banned
The coach who tried to pull this off was one of the 3 banned people.
adidas Agrees To Sponsor McMillan Elite Training Group Through 2013
The McMillan runners have had some nice performances in 2009.
Wejo Writes: In Defense Of Tiger Woods: I Must Confess I Saw Dr. Galea
LetsRun co-founder Weldon Johnson writes about visiting the now-controversial Dr. Anthony Galea along with Dr. Mark Lindsay in 2006. Read about his vitamin injection.
It's Award Season
Jenny Barringer Wins "Track's Heisman"
The Bowerman will be awarded annually to the top NCAA track male and female. Barringer graduates with a remarkable 6 NCAA Records. The Bowerman is like the Heisman minus the relevance.
Galen Rupp Wins The Bowerman For 2009
Rupp completed the Rupp-tet by winning the indoor 5k, 3k and DMR and team title plus the outdoor 5k and 10k. He also won cross-country individual and team title but that wasn't included in the voting.
Tiger Woods Voted Top Athlete Of 2000s
This seems like a cruel version of media irony.
Ben Bernanke Voted Time Magazine Man Of The Year
He's the man who gave
China's our money to Wall Street. Usain Bolt was 5th in the voting.
Congrats: LetsRun.com Message Boards Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
Just kidding on that one.
Dr. Michael Galea Mainstream Media Follow-Up
ESPN Talks With Galea's Lawyer And Uncovers What His Assistant Said When Caught At The US Border With Drugs
Dr. Galea told his assistant to say they were headed to a medical conference and the drugs were not meant to be administered to any patients. He had his assistant transport the drugs because he had been flagged before at the border.
NY Times Focuses On Baseball Players Who Have Visited Galea
Nothing extraordinary here, just good players seeking out a highly recommended doctor. Star shortstop Jose Reyes of the Mets visited Galea in Canada and his agent and team insisted someone stay with him at all times to make sure he didn't get anything that would cause him to fail a MLB test.
Tuesday's Recommended Read Canadian Sports Medicine Guru Is Subject Of Doping Inquiry
Dr. Anthony Galea has worked with big time athletes in every sport and is referred to as "Miracle Man." The article gives a good look at his career, his supporters and critics, and his arrest crossing the US/Canada border with HGH and other controversial drugs.
Usain Bolt A Finalist For Time Magazine's Person Of The Year Announced today, no sportsperson has ever won Time's yearly award. Technically though, "You" or "I" or "We" won in 2006, so sportspeople have won.
Katherina Thanou Brings Legal Action Against IOC
Though they don't have enough hard evidence to convict her of anything, the IOC refused to give Thanou Marion Jones' 100m medal from Sydney to mark the first time in Olympic history no gold medal was awarded in an event.
*Quotes From IOC Spokesman Regarding Katerina Thanou
Berlino Meets His Match
World Indoor Championships (Doha, Qatar) Announce Mascot "Saham," Who Is A Caracal
Saham, an athletic but cute cat, is the first track mascot ruler in the post-Berlino epoch. His creators have made up an amazing story for him. It is a touching tale, as Saham, the eldest of three in his family, "learnt at an early age, from his grandfather and father, that sport is more than just performance. It is a calling and one that requires dedication, honesty to one's self, and an ingrained spirit of fair play. Saham is a proud Qatari and partakes in all its traditions - he plays the Nai with passion, loves sport of all kinds, likes going out on excursions with his friends, and even likes keeping fit by running on the Corniche at sunset." We were about to say ... he BETTER play the Nai and run on the Corniche or else he is no proud Qatari!
*Pat Butcher Interviews Berlino In World Exclusive
LRC Must-Read: The Power Of Positivity - Wesley Korir Feature In Louisville's Courier Journal
Korir's story is absolutely incredible. He finished 3rd in the Chicago Marathon in 2008 and then did the impossible by winning L.A. in 2:08, taking home $160,000 in the process. This story is about his life in Louisville working as a handyman fixing toilets and sinks and things and even has a picture of the new house he bought.
Training Advice From US Star
News From The UK
- Good Read: Fantastic Interview With Sir Chris Chataway - Roger Bannister's Rabbit Sir Chataway reminisces about races with legend Emil Zatopek and life in the amateur racing era.
- Charles van Commenee Raises Qualification Standards For British Athletes Now athletes hoping to go to the European Championships must meet World Championship qualification marks. No rest for the weary.
- Alert The Press - Seb Coe Has No Idea Where His Olympic Medals Are He gave one of them to his nephew for school show and tell.
- "Billions and Billions" - UK Athletics Head Complains Publicly About
Taxpayer RageRed Tape As He Tries To Upgrade Facilities 9 Billion British pounds are being spent on London 2012 but Charles van Commenee wants a new athletics centre with a bigger weightroom.
The End Of Kenyan Distance Dominance! Rugby Mania
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