Monthly Archives: February 2018

Deliberate Practice & Youth Cross Country

  Allen Iverson once said, "We talkin' about practice, not a game, not a game, we talkin' about practice." Growing up, I thought practice was practice. If you wanted to get better at something you simply practiced more and that hard work would pay off. In my youth, I loved playing basketball and running. Most…
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Interview with Coach Sara Slattery – Grand Canyon University

Sara (Gorton) Slattery is one of all the time running greats to come out of the University of Colorado, a 10-time All-American and a two-time NCAA champion.  She is the last American woman to have won the BolderBoulder, back in 2006 and was elected to the CU Hall of Fame in 2016. In 2015, Grand…
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Interview with Coach Robert Parish – Battle Mountain High School

One of the most amazing cross-country running stories of 2017, was the Battle Mountain Huskies (Edwards, Colo.) girls cross country team taking third at Nike Cross Nationals back on December 2nd, in Portland, Oregon.  A small high school in the mountains, took third in the nation, competing against schools of all sizes. Coach Robert Parish…
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Interview with Dee Brown – Iowa Central Community College XC Coach

Prior to my senior year of high school, I attended the Luther College Distance Running Camp. It's where I fell in love with Luther College and ultimately decided to run for the Norse. Dee Brown was heading into his senior year at Luther College and worked at the camp. I remembered him as a bandana-wearing,…
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