by Clara Grandt on April 18, 2013
One week after racing the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, where I finished 10th place among the Americans, I am bent over on the side of the river rail trail coughing up a large bug that flew into my mouth with 4.5 miles to go of a hard 23 mile long run... the farthest I've run in... over a year? Pleased with the outcome of the run and tempo pickup on the end, I expel the bug and regain my composure enough to stagger toward the car and head to the nearby Sheetz to grab some chocolate milk and ice for an ice bath. My younger self may have waited until I got home to have a recovery drink, ...
by Ron Wayne on April 17, 2013
Despite the horrific tragedy that occurred at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, there were thousands of tremendous individual achievements and stories that day and a number of them included runners wearing the Runbird. Finishing in 10th place overall (3rd American) was Mizuno Racing Team Member, Craig Leon. Craig's time was 2:14:38 which was exactly one minute faster than his previous personal best. Since it was his first time competing at the Boston Marathon, Craig ran conservatively and believes he can run faster next time. Five Mizuno Employees competed ...
by Ron Wayne on April 9, 2013
Mizuno Racing Team Member, Serena Burla, will be running the Boston Marathon for the first time on Monday, April 15, Ranked 4th in the marathon for US women in 2012 by Track and Field News, Serena is one of the elite women invited by John Hancock to compete in the race. In late January, Serena flew to Boston to familiarize herself with the Boston course. When the BAA learned that Serena was coming to preview the course, they contacted CBS affiliate TV station, WBZ, the official TV station of the Boston Marathon, to interview Serena.
by Patrick Rizzo on April 9, 2013
There are months at a time where I swear my biggest nemesis is the weather. Overall, Boulder has excellent weather year-round. Our winters are mild; our summers are sunny and dry; spring and fall are short but beautiful! I really can't complain as this has spoiled me since leaving the midwest 3 years ago.This training buildup has been a real weird one. I haven't been able to get my long runs in as hard as I want and my longer workouts keep getting cut short due to lack of dry pavement (non-icy pavement really) for any real distance. Until last week, I had only done one workou...
by Ron Wayne on April 8, 2013
Caroline Rotich Wins The Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
Clara Grandt Finishes 10th In USA Women's 10 Mile ChampionshipsMizuno International Athlete, Caroline Rotich, who lives and trains in Albuquerque, New Mexico, won the prestigious Cherry Blossom 10 Mile in a time of 52.46. This race, which had over 17,000 finishers (over 10,000 were women) was also the women's USATF Women's 10 Mile Championships. Mizuno Racing Team Member, Clara Grandt , placed 10th in the US Championships in a time of 56:40. In the men's ...