Running Between The Lines

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

ShinTekk: Small Device, Big Impact

Throughout most of high school and college, I was invincible. The only real injuries I ever sustained were two minor overuse injuries - bursitis in my hip my senior year of high school and tendinitis in my left knee my senior year of college. Both injuries kept me out for roughly a month, and both were remedied the same way: I finally decided I was tired of waiting for them to get better, so I simply started running again. At first I ran through the pain, but eventually the discomfort subsided. Once that happened, and I was able to run…
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Interview: Rosa Moriello, Newly Minted Team USA Member

Bio Name: Rosa Moriello Age: 24 Current Residence: Brighton, MA High School: Naugatuck (CT) High School, 2010 College: Boston University, 2015 Club: The Heartbreakers Personal Records: 1500m - 4:25 3000m - 9:19 5000m - 16:03 5k road - 16:20 6k XC - 20:00 4 mile - 21:34 10k road - 34:11 Career highlights: 2014 NCAA DI Outdoor Track and Field Championships 5000m - 18th 2014 NCAA DI XC Championships  - 87th 2016 USATF-NE XC Championships - 3rd 2016 USATF Club XC Championships - 10th   First off, congratulations on your awesome performance at the USATF Club Cross Country Championships! Top 10 at…
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Non-Runners Guide to Gifts for Runners

When you have a runner in the family, you know it. Whether you see their post-race, medal-centric pictures flooding their Facebook or Instagram feeds, or they can’t help but blurt out at the holiday dinner table that they recently set a personal best, you are fully aware (sometimes painfully aware)that running is a big part of their life. But, while their endless chatter of training and races and injuries may sometimes drive you up a wall, when it comes down to it, you are still their biggest fan. So how do you, as the non-runner who never seems to ‘get…
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Fall 2016: The Leaves Changed, And So Did I

Well, I did it again. I dropped off the face of the Earth for an absurd amount of time. My bad. It’s not that I didn’t want to write or even that I didn’t remember to write. There were several times in the last few months where I physically sat down at my computer with a blank word document open in front of me, totally ready to let the words flow, only to have something else pull away my attention before I could get through the first sentence. But as frustrating as that was, the majority of the time that…
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New Hampshire 10 Miler

There's always something in a race. Blisters. Wind. Digestive issues. Chaffing. Someone sitting on you. Your shoe coming untied. Taking a wrong turn. Two weeks ago at the Bobby Doyle 5 Miler it was the sweltering heat and high humidity. Today at the New Hampshire 10 Miler, it was the hills. The featured image for this post is a graph displaying the elevation profile as a function of distance and my inner thoughts at each mile marker, as told by emojis. I would not be the least bit surprised if every single one of the above pictured facial expressions can legitimately be seen on…
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Race Recap: Bobby Doyle 5 Miler

Considering that I've been running now for over 8 years, you'd think I'd have developed the ability to judge where my fitness is at at any given point of a season, but this past Sunday proved otherwise. The Bobby Doyle 5 Miler, held in Narragansett, Rhode Island, was a first for me in a number of ways. It was my first time racing as a member of my new team, The Heartbreakers. It was my first time representing my new apparel sponsor, rabbit. And, to cap things off, it was not only my first race of the season, but my first…
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Marshal Your Ambition

“He wanted to impart some of the truths Bruce Denton had taught him, that you don't become a runner by winning a morning workout. The only true way is to marshal the ferocity of your ambition over the course of many days, weeks, months, and (if you could finally come to accept it) years. The Trial of Miles; Miles of Trials. When I was little my Dad would help me with my math homework. He would sit with me for hours helping me understand what I had gotten wrong and, more importantly, why I had gotten it wrong. There was…
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Rabbit Running Apparel: Born to Run Free

In a race, the rabbit is the one who sets the pace. The rabbit is the one who leads the way, the one that all other runners rely on and key off of. On the surface, it seems that the rabbit's job is simple: run the correct splits and bring the race through in the agreed upon time. But in reality, there is so much more going on, so much more that the rabbit needs to consider. The rabbit needs to be comfortable. If they aren't smooth and relaxed, the runners behind them won't be either. The rabbit needs to be efficient. They…
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Handwritten Running Logs

Handwritten running logs are quickly becoming obsolete. With computer programs like Microsoft Word and Excel and online websites and platforms such as Strava and Running2Win, there are an increasing number of options available to runners of all levels. And, in this technological age where convenience and centralization are key, the handwritten log is losing out big time. Writing by hand takes more time. The information is not as readily available. The book is a physical item you have to bring with you and keep track of. But despite these drawbacks, I can honestly say I will keep a handwritten running…
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