Part 2 of our Visma Ski Classics special. We talk about the importance of developing a top to bottom, cradle to the grave, community based ski club which is anchored by a loppet/Visma Ski Classics team. Why the support of such a team (Visma Ski Classics) is vital to the overall health of skiing in the US.Read More The Subaru Factory Team
Part 1 of 3 – Visma Ski Classics Special: The state of marathon racing in the US, its relationship to club/community based ski programs, and how both affect you ……and Jessie Diggins. “My vision was to have a high-level program that was community-based, that the community supported and was behind and felt part of. I […]Read More Would having a Visma Ski Classics team in the US improve the overall health of the sport in the country?
Elijah De La Cerda I said, “Mom, what if I don’t win?” She just looked at me, shrugged, and said “As long as you try your hardest it’s ok.” Ever heard a coach, scout, or sports writer say, “You’ll want to keep your eyes on this kid,” before? It seems like we hear those words […]Read More Cross Country Collections:
We want YOUR stories and memoirs about those workouts that never should have happened A 15 miler starting at 11:00 PM. 5×1 mile at race pace after a 13 hour work day. 50 mile an hour winds. -50 degrees. 50 mile an hour winds and -50 degrees (also known as FARGO). A run in a […]Read More Cross Country Collections: Reader Participation Desired!
Sederquist and Sathre – Part 3: The meaning of running We left this story full of optimism. Both of our main characters, their shared vision of maximizing their running potential, shooting for the stars and hoping they at least land on the moon, striving for a Dick Beardsley-esque 2:09 marathon out-of-nowhere race, coupled with a […]Read More Cross Country Collections
Have you ever seen your mom or dad get “a talking to?” It is an unfamiliar thing, especially for a younger child to witness. Programmed from birth to assume our parents are the ultimate authority, watching them in a place of sub-ordinance, being taught, or being disciplined by their parents, is a peculiar phenomena. A […]Read More My memoir on falling in love with running …. on my own terms
Q&A with Glen Ellingson “Early on I didn’t compare myself to others, I just put my head down, grinded every day, and tried to be the best I could be.” – Glen Ellingson One could argue that Glen Ellingson is the most successful distance runner to come out of Moorhead High School in Moorhead, MN. […]Read More Cross Country Collections
Normally, you can taste the excitement of running in the air during this part of the late-summer and early fall. Teams sweat out long, hard intervals on humid days and relocate their longsleeves as the leaves begin to turn. It is the time of year that evokes tradition, competitions, friendships, and all of the other […]Read More Cross Country Connections: Dairy Queen Run
Tom Sederquist and Ben Sathre/Part 2: Inspirational Beginnings If you missed part 1, check it out here. Tom Sederquist never really had a Genesis 1:1 moment to his running career. “I don’t even really remember a time where I didn’t run.” His claims of an innate lean towards the sport have justifiable credence, with two […]Read More Cross Country Collections
Who would you place on the “Mount Rushmore of Distance Running?” It is a question that begs a lot more questions about criteria. Is this the ‘best long distance runners by time? World medals? Most well known by the average person? Is it the most accomplished by some other standard? How about middle distance?’ This […]Read More Cross Country Collections: Mount Rushmore of Distance Running