Archive for Category: "Track and Field"

Lauren Fleshman: It’s Freaking Science Dude

Lauren Fleshman:  It’s Freaking Science Dude

Lauren Fleshman is a feisty, world-class, super fast middle and long distance runner competing as a member of the Oregon Track Club Elite team.  She is also a “smarty pants.” Yep, she has a BA from Stanford in Biology with a bonus MA in Education. But Lauren isn’t simply “book smart.”   She has combined what […]

Al Joyner: The First Family of Track and Field

Al Joyner:  The First Family of Track and Field

  I have to admit, I get a bit star-struck when it comes to my work with the Track and Field Athletes Association – I mean, seriously.  I get to interact with and ask questions of elite runners, jumpers and throwers every single week. One of the most important things that I have realized is […]

Don’t Try This at Home

Don’t Try This at Home

Fresh off an a personal record in the Olympic 800 meter finals, USA track and field athlete Nick Symmonds demonstrates how to bridge the gap between hard training runs and simply enjoying life. In the video below, Nick is going for a new American record in an event called the “Beer Mile.”  My advice – […]

Thoughts from James “OPT” FitzGerald on the 400 meter and the 800 meter

Thoughts from James “OPT” FitzGerald on the 400 meter and the 800 meter

The track and field events at the 2012 London Olympics have been exceptional – how about 19 year old Kirani James with a 43.94 Gold medal performance in the 400 meters?  I wonder if he will eventually break Michael Johnson’s record.  What about 800 meter super star David Rudisha and his NEW WORLD RECORD of […]

Amanda Smock: Peaking at the Right Time

Amanda Smock:  Peaking at the Right Time

Amanda Smock can appreciate the supreme disappointment felt by 90% of the athletes that competed in the Olympic Trials last month in Eugene, Oregon.  In 2008 at the Trials, Amanda placed fifth in the triple jump, failing to qualify for a trip to Beijing.  And following that failure, she was tempted to set aside her […]