Archives: October 2011

How Jeff Galloway and a Heart Rate Monitor Saved a Runner

October 29th, 2011 in Articles by 7 Comments

The effects of aging sort of snuck up on me. At 39 years old, I was running right around 33:00 for 10K and was looking forward to being a competitive Masters runner. For the previous 10 years I had been running a very consistent 60-70 miles per week, injury free – and although I wasn’t […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:23.11

October 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

When the residents of tiny Norwalk, WI (pop. 650) saw the success of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, MN, they caught the distance running fever and decided to jump on the ‘marathon train.’ Literally. Famous for its three-quarter-mile railroad tunnel incorporated into the course, the Rails to Trails Marathon was recently named one of the Midwest’s […]

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Silly Race Recap – Pumpkins in the Park

October 17th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Fleet Feet Sports hosted the 12th annual Pumpkins in the Park 5K in Lincoln Park (Chicago) on Saturday. Although the race times were not particularly fast, the silliness was top-notch as many runners took to the park in costume in anticipation of Halloween. Eric Hoffman won the men’s open race in 16:25. Pamela Staton led […]

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The Fairest of All Time: Historical NCAA Cross Country Rankings

October 14th, 2011 in Articles by 18 Comments

Cross country fans have long suspected that Wisconsin dominates the sport, but are the Badgers really the best of all time? Now you can quantify any teams’ long-term excellence using historical data in Faster Than Forty’s “All-Time NCAA Cross Country Program Rankings.” Wisconsin bested Arkansas by a solid 326 points, based on the schools’ performances […]

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How To Use This Site

October 13th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

We are posting a deluge of running-related goodness on the site now, and some people have asked how they will find old articles, search for specific research topics, search for specific authors, etc. There are a few ways to do all of these things: The “Articles” tab contains a scrolling list of everything we’ve published, […]

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Weekly Retro 10:12.11

October 12th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

As a kid, I couldn’t wait for the Eastbay catalog to hit my parents’ mailbox. Sure, we had no shortage of mall stores in my town, and I bought a lot stuff at them, but they mostly catered to basketball and other sports and didn’t have much in the way of running gear. Eastbay always had shoes […]

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Your Silly Road Race 10:10.11

October 10th, 2011 in Headlines by 3 Comments

The zombie apocalypse is upon us! Starting in less than two weeks, runners will be dodging obstacles, avoiding zombies, and racing other runners in the Run For Your Lives 5K series. Clearly, the self-described “Zombie Infested 5k Obstacle Course” is far from your ordinary 5K race. The race has a dozen obstacles, plus “live” zombies […]

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2011 X-C Profile: The Big Ten Men

October 6th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

For most distance runners, it is finally the most wonderful time of the year: cross country season – time for the men of the Big Ten to get down to doing what they do best. The teams of the Big Ten are showing tremendous potential to make noise not only on a regional level, but […]

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Race Recap: Notre Dame X-C Invitational

October 5th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

The 2011 Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet – where a number of national powerhouses clashed under inclement weather and over a slow, sloppy course – helped set the stage for what should be an exciting cross country season and raised some questions about expectations at the national level when the NCAAs hit Terre Haute […]

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