Tagged: Miller

The Slow-Carb Diet and Distance Running, Part I

February 2nd, 2012 in Articles by 5 Comments

Last year, following a serious surgical procedure on his foot, Faster Than Forty co-editor Rick Miller experimented with Tim Ferriss’ Slow-Carb Diet in an effort to shed weight before beginning a distance running program. The free white paper at the end of this post documents the effects of this diet. A future paper will present the results […]

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The Fairest of All Time: Historical NCAA Cross Country Rankings

October 14th, 2011 in Articles by 16 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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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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Your Silly Road Race 9:23.11

September 23rd, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Cross country: it’s not just for kids anymore! We’ve been gushing love about cross country the past few weeks (check the “Articles” tab to see our recent D-I cross country previews), so it seemed on theme to mention the first annual Illinois Club XC Invitational – to be run in Harm’s Woods just north of […]

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News of Note 8:16.11

August 16th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

News of Note presents a regular roundup of track & field, x-c, and road race news. Co-founder Rick Miller presents this installment… Florida State can thumb their noses at University of Florida in at least one academic aspect: The men’s track & field teams at Brigham Young University and Florida State University were named Scholar Teams of […]

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Silly Race Recap: Elvis is Alive 5K

August 15th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The 2011 version of the Fleet Feet-sponsored Elvis is Alive 5K took place in Chicago on Thursday, August 11th, and the concept – as will become quite evident in the accompanying photos – is to celebrate “The King” in all his glory. But the Elvis 5K is an exceptional event not just for its kitsch; […]

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News of Note: World Masters Edition

July 19th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Although we’re quite pleased with our fearless leader’s impressive 4th-place finish in the M40 division of the World Masters Championships, a number of elder statesmen prove there’s still plenty more to accomplish… Women’s masters pole vaulter Johnnye Valien set a world record at the 2011 World Masters Games… …As did Former Olympian Gary Stenlund (Battle […]

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Weekly Retro 7:09.11

July 9th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Each week, “The Weekly Retro” presents a slice of old-timey track & field goodness via pics, playlists, and more… This week’s Retro goes old-school old skewl — as in your daddy’s old school — with a playlist comprised of classic rock staples that still prove quite effective at getting the wheels turning… The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter […]

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Weekly Retro 6:24.11

June 24th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Each week, “The Weekly Retro” presents a slice of old-timey track & field goodness via pics, playlists, and more… This week: the mystery of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials 1,500-meter heats. In honor of our fearless leader Mark Gomes making his way to the National Championships in Eugene this weekend, we pulled a photo from Nationals […]

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Penn’s Station: Rupprecht Steeple Win the First Stop

June 14th, 2011 in Articles by 1 Comment

Paul Rupprecht battled iron deficiency and injuries and ran under the radar during his collegiate career at the University of Maine – but he emerged as one of New Balance Boston’s most promising athletes by winning the Penn Relays Open Steeplechase Championships this spring. He’s about to embark on a whirlwind racing tour of Europe, […]

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