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Running in the 'Meda: Teen runners shoot for spots in state meet

One of the great running-related features of "The 'Meda" is that we have a terrific collection of teenage runners here. Right now is a tense time for these high schoolers because the section meet (the "North Coast Section/Les Schwab Tires Championships presented by Farmers") is coming up on November 22 at Hayward High School. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Teen runners shoot for spots in state meet

Running in the 'Meda: A PAC-12 Cross Country Champs recap

As I promised at the end of last week's blog, here is a recap of the PAC-12 Cross Country Championships, held last Friday.

It was a rare opportunity for Alamedans to watch a major college conference championship event so close to home. The meet was held at the Municipal Golf Links in Oakland - that's the course you see when you drive along Doolittle Drive past the Oakland Airport, just before the San Leandro border. The only unfortunate thing about this meet was that - despite being in the middle of one of the worst droughts in history - it rained. Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: A PAC-12 Cross Country Champs recap

Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries

I hate to be a "Debbie Downer," but sometimes things don't go the way you want them to go. I'm talking about getting injured. No, I'm not writing about this topic because I'm injured, but it's useful to think about this when you're healthy so that you know what to do when it happens.

"When?" Not "if?" That sounds kind of pessimistic - shouldn't we always think positively? Read more >> about Running in the 'Meda: Recovering from injuries

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