The “Knead” for Massage

This past weekend I raced the 5000m at the Portland Track Festival, treating it as an opportunity to tune up for the 10,000m at the upcoming Olympic Trials. With the race scheduled on Sunday night, I purposely booked a massage at Active Bodywork in Sacramento as close...

Evolving Dreams

Although almost a month has passed since my storybook 5000m race at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, in some ways the time, ensuing travel and Olympic preparation phase has helped provide me with a fuller perspective on the events of the Trials as well as the road...

Final Pieces

I’ve been in Tahoe for the last two weeks for another short altitude stint before the Olympic Trials. The nice thing about Tahoe is that it is very easy to descend to lower elevations to get in track workouts so that I can continue race specific work. Last week...

Altitude Camp at La Loma

Often times when I tell people that I am going to Mexico to train for a month I get reactions that are a mix of surprise and concern. After all, there are plenty of places within the US to train at altitude. On the surface, a training camp in Mexico seems complicated....

Emerald City Opener

It has been one week since I returned to the track for my first race since the Pan Am Games. After a long base period I chose to lace up the spikes in the 3000m at UW’s Husky Classic, and I’m very satisfied with the way it went for a season opener. After...