Archives: May 2011

News of Note 5:31.11

May 31st, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Drake University will host the NCAA’s 90th running of the championship starting June 8, and Texas A&M will look to accomplish an unprecedented three-peat with both their men’s and women’s programs. Here are the complete results from the East and West regional preliminaries (from Indiana University and University of Oregon, respectively). The Ducks will send […]

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Coach @’s Corner 5:27.11

May 27th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Each week Coach @’s Corner addresses a variety of topics related to high school coaching, self-coaching, and our sport at large. Have a question or something you’d like us to address? Contact us here or using the methods at the end of the column. I’ve been named “Coach of the Year” a few times. One […]

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Your Silly Road Race 5:26.11

May 26th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

If you’re going to toil through numerous miles this summer – in pursuit of PRs or chasing dollars for charity – you may as well do so in a unique and entertaining atmosphere. Hence, the Faster Than Forty editorial team scours the nation for fun or funny road races we think you will enjoy. Rider […]

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Ben Tanzer’s 99 Problems

May 26th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

  Ben Tanzer is a staple on Chicago’s underground (and aboveground) literary scene. He’s also a compulsive runner and makes no attempt to hide the ways in which his daily running influences his daily writing. His latest novel, You Can Make Him Like You, is just weeks old – but before Make Him Like You […]

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Rabbit Ears 5:26.11

May 26th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Because we’re not just about the Weekly Retro, Rabbit Ears is your new-music audio dump specifically suited to get you pumped (and keep you pumped) during those long, tough workouts. This week, University of Michigan’s Zach Ornelas follows up on his a$$-kicking “Start List” from last week with his “Summer List,” five tracks he finds perfect to run […]

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News of Note 5:24.11

May 25th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Running USA reports that the half-marathon is the most popular race distance in the country now – as evidenced by the fact that more than 13,000 people want to spend a July weekend in Utica… and for some of them, that may not even be enough! Popularity will either drastically increase or decrease depending on […]

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A Very Retro Update

May 20th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago we published a photo of the 2005 Big Ten Cross-Country Championships — a brilliant photo in its own right and (as we unabashedly gushed) because it depicted one of the greatest team collegiate cross-country efforts ever recorded. For those of you too lazy to click here to see the original […]

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Coach @’s Corner 5:19.11

May 19th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Each week Coach @’s Corner addresses a variety of topics related to high school coaching, self-coaching, and our sport at large. Have a question or something you’d like us to address? Contact us using the methods at the end of the column. What is a good coach? I often struggle to answer that question, mostly […]

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Rabbit Ears 5:17.11

May 17th, 2011 in Articles by 3 Comments

Because we’re not just about the Weekly Retro, Rabbit Ears is your new-music audio dump specifically suited to get you pumped (and keep you pumped) during those long, tough workouts. For the inaugural Rabbit Ears playlist, University of Michigan’s Zach Ornelas offers up his “Start List,” five tracks he rocked prior to toeing the line […]

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News of Note 5:16.11

May 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Tybee Island, Georgia (aka Savannah) is planning a 2-day running festival next February, featuring a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, a beach run and a street dash. When you add up the five races, the total distance is 26.2 miles. If that’s not clever enough for you, they’re also hosting a big post-race party with the […]

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