Author Archives: Jeremy Rae

Why I Stopped Running

This post’s been long overdue, and something I’ve been trying to write for several months now. To sum it up in one sentence, I had chronic achilles tendonitis that wouldn’t allow me to train at the level I wanted. I’ve … Continue reading

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CIS vs. NCAA: A More Balanced Perspective

(Preface: Thank you to Maxine Gravina for sparking a conversation among athletes currently training in Flagstaff. We’re three weeks into this camp, and at this point we’re so sick of each other we’re looking for every reason to argue. The … Continue reading

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Derailing the Beer Mile Hype-Train

(Preface: I wrote this blog a week ago after I was involved in a Twitter discussion regarding the potential popularity of the beer mile. I was frustrated, had lots of thoughts that I needed to get off my chest, but … Continue reading

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How I (almost) Qualified for the World Championships

1. Context At first glance, the qualification criteria set out by the IAAF for the World championships was very similar to years prior. Hit the time standard (1500m in 3:36.20) before the deadline (August 10th), and you’re eligible. Each federation … Continue reading

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National Champs outcome? 4th place. Time? Irrelevant.

When someone asks you how you did at last weekends Stanford invitational, you tell them your time. Placing is unimportant. When someone asks you how you did at last weekends National championship, you tell them your place. Time is unimportant. … Continue reading

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Lessons for High Schoolers

I’ll be giving a talk tomorrow to the members of my old track club. Together with my coach Dave Scott-Thomas and fellow Speed River athlete Anthony Romaniw, we’ve been asked to talk about the recruiting process, give an update on … Continue reading

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