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Month: October 2017

October 31, 2017

Excerpt: My Coach the Spooky Scary Skeleton

“My Coach The Spooky Scary Skeleton” follows Christopher, a senior in Lower Newbury as he goes a parent divorce, no idea of college plans and a new coach.

October 31, 2017

The Man, The Myth, The Legend: Robert Cosby at 2010 WCC Champs

A very short story behind Robert Crosby’s blue collar run at the 2010 WCC Championships, where he broke San Francisco’s heart.

October 30, 2017

Kenya Keep Up: Off To Africa In Search Of Fitness

What happens when four Bristol University (UK) graduates head to Kenya to train and chase their Olympic dreams? We’re about to find out.

October 30, 2017

Where to grab a snack along the NYC Marathon course if you get tired of running

They say nutrition during a marathon is of the utmost importance. We’ve got you covered with this how-to-snack guide to the NYC Marathon course.

October 30, 2017

Some kudos to the NAZ Elite Marathoners in Frankfurt

Taking a quick look at the personal bests and solid performances run by the Northern Arizona Elite squad at the Frankfurt Marathon on Sunday.

October 30, 2017

Everything You Need To Know From A Wild Conference Championship Weekend

From BYU’s perfect score to Columbia’s first-to-last turnaround, get your fill on all the best moments from conference championship weekend 2017.

October 27, 2017

Recommended Halloween Costumes For Runners

Why be Kyle Merber or Steve Prefontaine for Halloween again? Let’s get a little bit more creative. Here’s a few suggestions.

October 27, 2017

The Idiot Marathoner Update: Still training hard, Eyeing 3:30

The idiot marathoner, Nic Smith, shares an update into his training after setting out on a quest to run a 3:30 marathon w/ no training runs over 5 miles.

October 27, 2017

From Frankfurt, with love: my current relationship with running.

Stephen Kersh reflects on traveling out to Frankfurt, Germany to watch a race that he won’t be running in due to a calcaneus stress fracture.

October 26, 2017

Wood Report: The State of Men’s NCAA Cross Country Before Regionals

Taking in the latest NCAA men’s cross country rankings and who could be the difference for NAU and BYU for the win at nationals.

October 25, 2017

Examining a Fantastic Bowerman Track Club Throwback

I really enjoyed this photo of the Bowerman Track Club from 2009 and wanted to break it down because all of it is wonderful.

October 25, 2017

Wood Report: Colorado, New Mexico and Oregon Could Be Separated By One Point?!

We finally got around to projecting the women’s race for the NCAA Cross Country National Championships and the results are astounding.

October 25, 2017

Four-time winners of major international race test positive for PEDs

A huge story is developing out of the United States as several members of one of a sport’s most dominant team have tested positive for PEDs.

October 25, 2017

Louie Luchini on the Stanford “Machine,” Best Ryan Hall Story and Politics in the Age of Trump

Kevin Liao chats cross country and a hint of politics with former Stanford star and current Maine House of Representatives member Louie Luchini.

October 24, 2017

Wood Report: Justyn Knight, Grant Fisher, Rory Linkletter Go 1-2-3 in New Rankings

Ahead of conference and regional cross country championships, we project and rank all 255 runners at the NCAA cross country national championships.

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October 22, 2017

What’s Going On With Mt. SAC and the 2020 Trials?!

What’s going on between the residents of Walnut, California and the upcoming 2020 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials? NIMBYism.

October 22, 2017

Processing a Marathon: How to Win a Little Bit without Actually Winning

Professional marathoner Becky Wade takes us through her thought process and recovery after running at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

October 22, 2017

The Wood Report: NAU vs. BYU Projected Ahead of Regionals

We’re still talking about BYU vs. NAU at the upcoming NCAA cross country national championships. As of right now, it’s a tight race. Here are the rankings.

October 20, 2017

Milwaukee (Almost) Marathon Messes Up Two Years In A Row

The Milwaukee Marathon’s course was too long in 2016 and now it was too short in 2017. People are upset and they should be.

October 19, 2017

Running & Politics Converge Again: A Gerrymandered 5K Course

That’s right folks, everything seeps into politics and politics seeps into everything. There’s a gerrymandered 5k course out in N.C., ya’ll.

October 19, 2017

The Great Bun Banning Debate of 2017

A parent has started a petition over girls XC uniforms and possibly banning the brief-style bottoms. There’s a more important conversation to have.

October 19, 2017

Finally Processing My Day At The Berlin Marathon

Chris Chavez takes us through his day at the 2017 Berlin Marathon, where he ran a 16-minute personal best. He will also be running the NYC Marathon.

October 18, 2017

Do Hills Actually Pay the Bills?

Runners hate hills. Everyone hates bills. Can we figure out a way to make both work for each other? A resident idiot blogger tries math.

October 17, 2017

New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon Are The Ones To Beat

After Wisconsin and Pre-Nats, it is clear that the Lobos, Ducks and Buffs are going to be heard to beat. The women’s individual race is super deep.

October 17, 2017

BYU vs. NAU Looking Like One Of The Best NCAA XC Match-Ups In A Long Time

BYU vs. NAU is the hottest debate in NCAA cross country. Isaac tackles it in the latest edition of the Wood Report & shares his thoughts on Wisco/Pre-Nats.

October 16, 2017

Why Athlete Protests Still Matter

On Oct. 16, 1968, Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists on the podium at the Olympics. Their lives changed but set an example that matters today.

October 16, 2017

The Athlete Special – PRE-NATIONALS: Two Worlds Collide

Had a good time at Pre-Nationals but the best part of this episode of the Athlete Special may be the cameo by Emma Abrahamson.

October 15, 2017

What happened in cross country this weekend? Wisconsin & Pre-Nats

Taking in all of the weekend’s action from the Wisconsin Invite and Pre-Nats: Who is better NAU or BYU? Who runs for Portland? Can the New Mexico women win?

October 13, 2017

PreNats Preview: BYU vs. Arkansas, New Individual Champions To Be Crowned

New individual champions will be crowned at the 2017 PreNats but we will see a great team battle between BYU and Arkansas in the men’s race.

October 13, 2017

Wisconsin Invite Features NAU vs. Syracuse Duel, Justyn Knight vs. Grant Fisher

The 2017 Wisconsin Invite features a marquette matchup between NAU and Syracuse as well as a duel by Justyn Knight and Grant Fisher.

October 12, 2017

Thank you, Meb

Chris Hueisler has worked on a project for months to let influential voices of the running community say thanks to Meb Keflezighi before he retires.

October 11, 2017

How everyone is processing the Rupp, Hasay success in Chicago

Runners have mixed feelings about the Nike Oregon Project’s success at the Chicago Marathon with a USADA investigation looming over their coach.

October 11, 2017

LEAKED: Eminem nearly rapped about Rupp’s Chicago victory, too

Eminem, America’s hip hop dandy, has built a career on taking down his foes via verse. Today it was Trump, but it was nearly Rupp who drew his ire.

October 10, 2017

Bad Oscar Pistorius film set to debut on Lifetime, nobody is happy

Not only does the upcoming Oscar Pistorius Lifetime movie look pretty bad, it’s also fairly insensitive to the victim’s family and is facing a lawsuit!

October 10, 2017

Should the NCAA add the half marathon?

Chris and Stephen got bored and decided to trade Slack messages about whether the NCAA should add the half marathon. Here are their thoughts.

October 9, 2017

Yep, Stephen Miller Is A Trash Human

The White House confirmed that Stephen Miller once jumped into a girl’s track meet to prove men are stronger than women. We confirm he’s a trash human.

October 8, 2017

Chicago Marathon report cards: The big winners and losers

We hand out grades for all the top stars from the 2017 Chicago Marathon, which was won by Galen Rupp and Tirunesh Dibaba.

October 8, 2017

Could You Drink Chai Lattes for Marathon Fuel?

During this morning’s Chicago Marathon, and at most marathons, aid stations placed every 1 or 2 miles around the course often serve some sort of sports drink. While I’m pretty certain that Gatorade is the go-to this morning for race organizers (I checked the race website :P), I have to think about what might happen if instead of Gatorade, runners were given chai lattes. After all, Chicago is nicknamed Chi Town, and while I can’t say for sure if it was given this name for the city’s expert latte making skills, I can give you a pretty good estimate about what might happen if you used chai lattes for your race fuel.

Unfortunately, not all chai lattes are created equal, so to create a universal standard for this hypothetical, I’m going to go ahead and use the Starbucks version because they not only provide nutritional info online, but also because I’m currently using their wi-fi. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Likewise, we’ll go ahead and say that, like most sport drinks at marathons, our lattes will be in those quaint little 8 fluid ounce cups, conveniently placed on tables for you to grab if needed.

Calorically speaking, you might be surprised to hear that Gatorade (80 calories for 12 fl oz.) and chai lattes (120 calories for 8 fl oz.) are fairly similar. Likewise, the total carbohydrates in each drink at those same amounts are 22g, so there will be no shying away from necessary sugar intake. One could even argue that the black tea in the lattes will give you a supercharge as we all know caffeine to do (cc: Nick Symmonds).

Here’s the thing though: One of those tiny little cups of chai latte has a whopping 4g of protein in it, as milk makes up most of the drink. This wouldn’t be a big deal at first, and a runner could maybe even make it two or (I say hesitantly) three fueling stations—5 or 6 miles, let’s say—without having to worry that much. If one were to keep fueling up on chai lattes thereafter…well, I like to think it’d be pretty similar to a chocolate milk mile, only stretched out over the course of 26.2 miles.

But hey, I’m no expert on latte marathon fueling, so if you’re crazy enough to try this and it works out okay (not being hospitalized is a win in my book!), tweet us the result @CitiusMag! Likewise, be sure to keep an eye on our social media pages and CitiusMag.com if you’re just absolutely itching to get your fill on the Chicago Marathon.

October 7, 2017

Three reasons Galen Rupp will win the Chicago Marathon

All eyes will be on Galen Rupp during Sunday’s Chicago Marathon so here’s a few reasons why he will win the race against a WR holder and silver medalist.

October 6, 2017

Feast your eyes on the best male athlete portraits in track and field (Part IX)

Picture day is something to look forward to every year. These runners surely made the most out of their respective roster portraits. Part IX.

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