Archive for the 'Track-and-Field' Category

Injury Avoidance Can Be Hard For Distance Runners

By Alice Lane Though running is an extremely efficient way to keep yourself in great cardiovascular shape, there is a joke that there are only two types of runners: those that are injured and those that are yet to be injured. And though it’s true that the constant pounding of running can take a toll […]

2008 Washington State Senior Games Become an Elite Qualifying Meet For the National Games

By Ed Bagley The 2008 Washington State Senior Games have exploded onto the national scene as an elite qualifying meet for track and field competitors headed for the 2009 National Senior Games Aug. 1-15 in San Francisco. The quality of performances and depth of competitors have grown exponentially as 10 athletes set 17 meet records […]

High Jump Secrets Two Tips to Increase Your PR Before You Ever Jump

By Gregg Blanchard Tip #1: The Long Approach Many high jumpers, especially those in high school, make the mistake of using a short approach! Within the first three steps of their approach they have already started their curve. Because it is hard to tell how fast you are accelerating and traveling during the curve, this […]

Run a Marathon Things You Have To Know

By Bill Pratt For those who are planning to participate in running a marathon, here are some things that you would need to know to make sure that your mind and body are well prepared. 1. To prevent poor performance, make sure that you are properly prepared. It could be the biggest mistake to instantly […]

Kathryn Martin Dominates on the Track at the 2008 USATF National Masters Meet

By Ed Bagley The shining star in the prime running events at the 2008 USATF National Masters Meet in Spokane (WA) was Kathryn (Kathy) Martin, who won 5 national titles in the 800, 1500, 5000 and 10,000-meter races, and set an American record in the 2000-meter steeplechase. The 56-year-old from Northport (NY) was virtually unstoppable […]

Javelin Throwing For Beginners

By AnneMarie Whelan Javelin throwing is an unbelievably technical event. Unlike our hammer, discus and shot putting counterparts, we do not rely so much on strength and muscle as excellent coordination and rhythm! It is the combination of many many little things that makes the Javelin go further! Despite that ANYBODY can throw the javelin […]

800 Meter Glory Days and Midlife Crisis Come Early

By Lance Winslow Diving towards the ribbon strung across the red reslite track the world is yours, as you taste the ultimate victory. The 800-meter is a race that most super star athletes have a love hate relationship with. It is the most agonizing and grueling race there is for most. The sprinters hate it […]

Lagat, Goucher and Flanagan Are Big Time in 08 Olympic Track and Field Trials

By Ed Bagley One of America’s newest citizens, Kenyan-born Bernard Lagat, ran with a renewed passion at the recent 2008 Olympic Trials at the University of Oregon. Lagat, who captured an historic double victory in the 5000 and 1500-meter events at last year’s World Championships, repeated the feat before the nation’s greatest track fans at […]