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The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

December 2, 2009
The Storybook Finish that Didn't Happen – Jenny Barringer's NCAA Cross Country Championships

by Stephen Walker, PhD, CC-AASP What Happened to Jenny Barringer? Legendary basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”   The first time I read that I had to go over it a couple times to really let it sink in.  Jenny...
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Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

July 15, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Repeats as Badwater Ultramarathon Champ

Jamie Donaldson takes another Badwater in 27:20:18 There was no fooling around for Jamie Donaldson in this year’s Badwater.  She and her crew had a plan and they followed it to the letter….no running under a 10 minute mile pace, stop every 20 miles to change socks and shoes, and keep it steady throughout. ...
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Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

July 13, 2009
Jamie Donaldson Seeks to Repeat in the 2009 "Badwater Ultramarathon"

by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Planet Earth’s Undisputed “Toughest Road Race” What do you call a 135 mile long road race with a gain of 13,000 vertical feet that spans  three mountain ranges in mid-summer Death Valley temperatures exceeding 130 degrees Farenheit?  You call it the AdventureCORPS’  “Badwater Ultramarathon” – thats what!  So grueling...
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Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

May 30, 2009
Interview with Matt Reed: winner of 2009 the Pan Am Triathlon Title

Listen to our Podcast of the week – An interview with Matt Reed after a training session this winter by Dr. Stephen Walker, CC-AASP Matt Reed was born in New Zealand but moved to the USA several years ago when his love for elite triathlete Kelly Rees brought him here.  Competing for the USA,...
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What Mental Skills Does the Average Age-Group Triathlete Use for Competition?

February 11, 2008
What Mental Skills Does the Average Age-Group Triathlete Use for Competition?

By Melinda Frey, Ph.D. – CC-AASP, University of Utah In the summer of 2006, we conducted a study to examine the race preparation strategies of age-group Olympic distance triathletes competing in select races in the State of Utah. Our objective was to understand the basic differences in preparation between the top and bottom 25%...
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Competing with Heart – Racing with Gratitude

September 4, 2007
Competing with Heart – Racing with Gratitude

By Dr. Stephen Walker PhD On August 25, 2007, the world of track and field saw an example of greatness worth talking about, and our heroine didn’t even win the race. On this night, Kara Goucher won a bronze medal in the women’s 10,000 meters, outpacing her fellow American competitors and the rest of...
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Spring Back From Injury

June 27, 2007
Spring Back From Injury

Christine Aschwanden wrote this article for Runner’s World. It discusses coping mechanisms and active recovery. The author interviewed Adam and Kara Goucher as well as our own Dr. Stephen Walker. Here’s a quote from the article. “I had to realize that I’m not just a runner…I am a person who loves to run.” -...
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13 Pearls of Mental Conditioning

June 15, 2007
13 Pearls of Mental Conditioning

INNside Inkeeping in Montana isn’t a sports blog, but the author was an ultra runner at one time, and he/she learned a few things about mental conditioning along the way. Here are 13 concepts that the author employed in competition. The full article goes into a little detail, but it’s not technical. It’ll take...
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ACSM Research Presentation – Yoga Improves Concentration, Motivation

June 15, 2007
ACSM Research Presentation – Yoga Improves Concentration, Motivation

There are benefits from yoga that go beyond strength and flexibility. Practicing yoga can lessen anxiety, heighten concentration and improve motivation in as little as eight weeks, according to research presented in New Orleans at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Here’s a summary of the presentation from...
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Book Review: Magical Running by Bobby McGee

June 12, 2007
Book Review: Magical Running by Bobby McGee

Gary’s Fitness Blog reviewed Bobby McGee’s book, Magical Running: A Unique Path to Running Fulfillment. Gary found it useful, as he does mental conditioning.
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  Building Championship Behavior Using a 360 Degree Point-of-View in Developing Teamwork by Lowell Wightman The team practice today is similar in every way...
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