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Table of Contents
A Tribute to Rich Stiller by Bruce Mihalick
Lane 1: Performance
Complex Training by Nate Jenkins
Lane 2: Body Shop
Yoga by Ian and Amanda Nurse
Lane 3: Nutrition
Banana Muffins by Kathy Ireland
Lane 4: Gear
Independent Running Stores by Charlotte Firth Walsh
The Shamrock Running Club
Lane 5: Commentary
Vacation Running by Muddy
How Planning a Wedding Is like Training for a Marathon by Chrissy Horan
Citius, Altius, Fortius by Anna Tomasulo
Crewing the VT 100 by Fiona Murphy
By the Numbers: Mountain Racing & Mountain Goats by Timothy Paul Smith
Superhuman Runners by Allison Lynch
Poetry & Music by Ray Charbonneau
Cartoon by Terry Wynne
Learn the Legion
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After reading Anna Tomasulo’s “Citius, Altius, Fortius?” commentary piece, I had to point out one significant detail. The Olympic 10000m does not have trial and semi-final heats, like the 1500, allowing athletes to run “fresh”. This is more conducive to fast times, although certainly no guarantee that the race won’t be tactical. In order to run only one 1500m final, you would need to have dozens of athletes on the track (not practical for such a short, fast event), or make the qualifying standard much faster. I’d rather keep the heats so that more athletes have a shot at the podium.