Friday, September 28, 2007

Chicago Previews

In one week the marathoning world will descend on the windy city for the 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. As part of their race coverage, has posted race previews for both the men and women (written by KIMbia’s Matt Taylor). For an in-depth look at the lifestyle and training of three of the elite athletes, head over to chasingKIMBIA for a glimpse of Evans Rutto, James Koskei, and Christopher Cheboiboch. Those three athletes will be joined in Chicago by Kathy Butler, who just returned from a training camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA, and Ben Maiyo, who has been training in Iten, Kenya.

Men’s Preview

Women’s Preview

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Twitter Updates for 2007-09-27

  • Chicago guys are resting. New York guys are coming down from Mags. #
  • Wishing Elva a belated happy birthday! #
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Twitter Updates for 2007-09-24

  • isKButler: Back in Nederland after a training stint in Mammoth Lakes. Less than two weeks to Chicago. #
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Monday, September 24, 2007

Watch Ndirangu and Kiplagat at the CVS 5K

Video of the Providence Downtown CVS 5K is now available. It’s the same feed that was shown on TV locally.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

So, Solinsky…

Welcome to our latest column: So, Solinsky…

Tegenkamp sports his Stop Solinsky t-shirtYou’ve got questions, Chris Solinsky has answers. Send your queries for Chris to soso @ kimbia dot net. And don’t forget that one of those other fast fellows there in Madison, Wisconsin, a certain Matt Tegenkamp, is also fielding questions. He can be reached at askteg @ kimbia dot net.

I have two questions for you. What type of strength training do you do? Do you think playing soccer as a kid helped you to become a better runner?—Chad Powell

The only type of strength training that I do is core strengthening. The only kind of lifting I do is lifting of my body, meaning doing pull-ups, dips, and pushups, with the focus of it Solinsky shows off his wounds from Stockholm (Photo by Victah Sailer)being body control. By body control, I mean everything is slow and controlled, keeping the body core tight and flexed. The core strengthening sessions are usually 30-60 minutes, done 2-3 times a week depending on the time of year. These focus on all kinds of planks and holding my body weight.

I would say that soccer definitely did not hurt my running. I played the stopper position, which required a lot of running because I was both defense and offense. I had to push up and support the offense, but if someone got behind us I was the one who was responsible to get back and chase down that person, so I did a lot of running. I heard a stat once that during a 90-minute game a midfielder would run an average of 7-9 miles, so it had to help.

I’ve followed your career with interest ever since your sophomore year of high school. As a former Stevens Point resident, I couldn’t go one week without hearing your name Read the full article

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