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Who Wants to See a Cat on an Underwater Treadmill? (You do.)

March 09, 2015 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

I know we all wish we had an underwater treadmill to use when we’re coming back from an injury, or building up to high mileage.

Buddha was a rescue cat that weighed in at 30+ pounds.

Kim Conley, National Champion

June 27, 2014 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track, Videos

“When I was still in contact with 100 to go, I knew I could do it. When I really need to do it, an emotional moment for me, very important, I can pull it out.” Awesome photo courtesy of  Painani.org.

“When I was still in contact with 100 to go, I knew I could do it. When I really need to do it, an emotional moment for me, very important, I can pull it out.” Awesome photo courtesy of Painani.org.

 

By John Schumacher

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It Never Rains on Geoff Butler

January 12, 2014 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

Geoff Butler ran every day in 2013 and made a pretty cool video about it.

And based on the video, he seems to have avoided rain for most of those runs. Well done!

He traveled around a bit (more than a bit!), but much of this is shot in some of my favorite local running venues. Check it out!

 

Becky Wade Talks About CIM Win (Video)

December 15, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

In her marathon debut, Becky Wade runs 2:30:41 for the fifth fastest time by an American this year.

 

News Bits

August 23, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

Running related news in small, bite size pieces.

First off, to follow up his 5th place finish in the final of the Olympic 800 meters, Nick Symmonds ran a 5:19 beer-mile this week. This is apparently a new American Record.

If you are not sure what a beer mile is, you can watch the video. It makes my stomach lurch just to watch.

 

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For US Running to Improve, We Need Better Running Parents

August 15, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Videos

We’ve all watched a lot of Olympics over the past couple of weeks. It is apparent that while the US may not be dominant in running, especially distance running, we are dominant in gymnastics.

After watching this video, I’ve decided it’s because the parents of US gymnasts are so much better than the parents of runners.

Next time you’re at a high school cross country meet, notice the parents quietly sipping coffee and cheering as their kids toil past. Perhaps if these same parents were a bit more intense the kids would try a little harder.

It’s just a theory.

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High Intensity Training Part II

June 11, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Science, Videos

Run faster by running less?

Alert reader, John B. (not me) wrote to tell me about his experience trying the training protocol I had written about in the original post, High Intensity Training.

John writes:

Two blocks at first, two to three times a week? Then ramp up to three.

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Get in the Spirit for the Summer Olympics

May 22, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track, Videos

Jenny Simpson winning the 1500World Championship in 2011 (Photo by Victah Sailor/PhotoRun.net)

We at the Sacramento Running News have long enjoyed an appreciation for 1500 meter world champion  Jenny (Barringer) Simpson. The expression on Simpson’s face as she crossed the finish line in Daegu and won the 2011 World Championship stands out in my mind as one of the great images from the sport.

Her expression was a deer in the headlight look of amazement and delight.

Simpson’s post race interviews showed her to be charming and gracious–something this sport needs–showing humility and heaping praise on all the people who had helped her get to that podium.

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Unstoppable

May 16, 2012 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Track, Videos

I’m not one for running straight ads here, but this video by the Canadian Paralympic Committee is pretty great.



 

AR Sprinter is Olympic Trials Bound

May 07, 2012 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, General Running News, Track, Videos

One advantage of the apparent death of the “arena deal” is that the Bee has some extra ink lying around that they can use to write about some other, better sports.

For example, this morning’s sports page has an excellent story on American River College sprinter Diondre Batson.

Batson, 19, has already earned himself an Olympic “A” standard time in the 200 with his 20.53 at the Mt. SAC Relays. (Video below.)

Batson is still about .05 seconds shy of the “A” standard in the 100, but seems to have room for improvement. Does he have enough time before the trials to get there? We can only hope.

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