Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Jim Keller Middle School Track & Field Relays

Running multiple events in a track & field relay meet is challenging. Even more so when there are 17 teams, the competitors are middle school kids, and the relays (with multiple heats) are squeezed into three hours. Throw in a few curve balls, and it becomes an experience not soon to be forgotten. Such was […]


I hit the reset button on my half-marathon training. That’s the good news. The bad news is that I had to shut down my running for a few weeks because of a stress reaction in my right foot. A stress reaction is the precursor to a stress fracture, which I experienced in February 2012. I […]

Youth National Track & Field Championships

There are several national youth track & field competitions that offer attractive opportunities for children from 8 to 18 to compete and measure fitness and skills across a variety of running, jumping and throwing events. These national competitions include the USATF Junior Olympic Championships, Hershey’s Track & Field Games, and the AAU Junior Olympic Games. […]

Phase 1 Aerobic Base Complete: Half-Marathon Training

I’ve run 435 miles in the past 10 weeks since I set my goal to run the Fairfield Half-Marathon on June 23 in 1:20 (would have reached 450 miles were it not for one week of reduced mileage due to illness). I feel I have built a good aerobic base with a mix of training, […]

Threshold Miles

Today my 11 year old son enjoyed a breakthrough track workout. His outdoor track goal is to qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championship on July 22 in Greensboro, North Carolina in the 3000 m. During the indoor season, he ran the 3000 m twice at the Armory in New York City, with a 11:48 […]

Recovery: Week 9 Half-Marathon Training

Following 2 out of 3 weeks at 50 miles, and several quality workouts last week including an 8-mile tempo run and a 17-mile long run, my legs felt heavy and it was time for a recovery week. I reduced both mileage and intensity this past week, running 45 miles including a 10-mile long run, and […]