Terry Runner-up at One Mile Bang & Jim Bush

Terry Runner-up at One Mile Bang & Jim Bush

By Darius Terry

I was able to test the speed a bit these past two races, competing in the Los Gatos One Mile Bang and 6 days later racing a 1500m at the Jim Bush Meet.

Mora Wins in Mammoth

Mora Wins in Mammoth

By Jameson Mora

Even with a the newest edition to the family, baby number four Boaz born 5/19/19 training has been going very well. He is great sleeper. He only wakes up once each night and goes right back to sleep once he is done nursing. My wife Heather has been amazing with him. The whole family has been extremely supportive of my running.

Geiken Reaches for Second @ Reach for a Star

Geiken Reaches for Second @ Reach for a Star

By Will Geiken

In the weeks leading up to Brisbane I strung together my first big boy workouts of the season, and I was starting to feel like I might finally be able to take the win in the annual “parking lot 5k”. Then Darius let us know that he’d be coming up as well, so I figured second would be cool too.

Terry Reaches for Win at Reach for a Star

Terry Reaches for Win at Reach for a Star

By Darius Terry

I was able to start off Memorial Day with a 5k alongside some fellow Aggies at the Reach for a Star 5k. The race quickly separated into a pack of 7 through the first mile, with 5 of those being Aggies, and we split around 4:40 for that mile so it was an honest pace.

A State Street Mile Sprint

A State Street Mile Sprint

The State Street Mile felt more like a sprint than a mid-distance event. Aided by a total 104m of downhill, the Women’s Elite Race went out in 61/62 through 400m putting us on pace to break the course record of 4:22. Shortly after the half mile mark I found myself separating from the pack with a lead group of four.

Three for Three for Terry

Three for Three for Terry

It was quite a three week stretch for me. I started off with a 5k at the Bryan Clay Invitational, in which I broke the 14 minute barrier for the first time since 2011. Afterwards, my confidence was as high as it had ever been and I was able to follow it up with a couple of great performances on the roads for the Aggies.

A Slightly Bigger Fish in a Familiar Pond

A Slightly Bigger Fish in a Familiar Pond

The last time that I raced the Great Race was in 2007, when I was in the eighth grade. At that time I was still relatively new to running and managed to come away highly satisfied with an age-group win. It was nice being a bigger fish in a smaller pond.

4 Races x 2000 Driving Miles x Newborn

4 Races x 2000 Driving Miles x Newborn

Before having our first baby, Ethan, on March 13, I decided that committing to a series of PA races would be the best way to guarantee that my fitness survived the big life changes to come. I would be dragging my fiancé Amanda along, because she’d be on maternity leave. I knew I would be sleep deprived, but I’d have a sense of urgency about my training and I would race myself into shape doing Stow Lake 5k, the Los Gatos Great Race 4 Miler, and the Danville Mile. Then the HOKA ONE ONE Project Carbon X was added and the agenda turned to 4 races in 3 weeks for my new family. Somehow it seemed to work, but it wasn’t easy. 

I Have Cancer Again. I’ve Never Been More Grateful to Belong to the Running Community

I Have Cancer Again. I’ve Never Been More Grateful to Belong to the Running Community

Looking back, I realize now I was feeling more fatigued than usual in the fall. But at the time, it didn’t seem like anything out of the ordinary. Life is always pretty busy. I’m the Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, about three hours north of Los Angeles. I’m about to turn 59, married, and a dad to 12-year-old triplets. Although it’s been 31 years since the best race of my life—the 1988 Olympic Marathon Trials, which I won—I still like to run, at least 30 minutes a day when I’m healthy. So sure, a little fatigue comes with the territory.