WMRT 2007 – Zach Rivers

Howdy from Switzerland,

Well the race was not that great for me, I placed worse than last year, 63rd. I got a side sitch half way during the race and could`nt race as hard as i wanted too and got paced by more than 40 people which was not good at all. But over all it was a great time and I would love too come back to Switzerland again, or mabye Poland…hahaha. We made some Poland girls as friends and wish we could spend more thime with them because they are very cool girls.

Zach RiversJuinor Mens Team

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WMRT 2007 – Christian Thompson

Hello all. The race today was very tough. I started out conservative and then tried to pick people off. The downhills were very very steep. Although I usually do not do well on the downhills I did very very well on the hills. The race is an awesome experience. I ended up 17th overall and finished in 38:25. I was very happy that I did beat the top women Anna Pritrova. Both women teams did very very well. The jr women placed 2nd and the senior women won. The men had a much tougher day but it was still and More >

Teva US Mountain Running Team scores two team and one individual medal at the world mountain running trophy.

For the first time in the history of US mountain running the team took home two team medals as the women’s team repeated with a Gold medal performance and the women’s junior team scored silver. In addition Laura Haefeli took home the first ever women’s individual medal with her third place finish.

The day of racing over the 4KM course with 1000 feet of climb and descent commenced with the junior women. The field of 53 of the best mountain runners under the age of 20 sprinted out of the sport stadium in the mountain town of Ovronnaz. The Teva US More >

WMRT 2007 Results

Here are some quick results from the races here in Ovronnaz:

Senior Womens Team Wins GOLD for the second straight year. Laura Haefeli finishes 3rd. Junior Womens Team wins SILVER – 1 point ahead of Turkey. Anna Lieb – 4th place, Maria Dalzot – 8th place. Senior Men finish 11th of 25th. Payton Batliner – 25th place. Junior Men finish 11th of 16 teams. More to follow soon……Richard BoltTeam LeaderTeva US Mountain Running Team

Ovronnaz, here we come!

Hey Everyone,

Almost one week until the Championship; I can’t believe it! I am getting very anxious to leave and can no longer concentrate on my school work. I have been going to bed early every night to make the time adjustment easier. Last night lights were out by 8:45. My goal is to work my way down to at least 8:30 so that I can sleep most of the time on the plane.

My training has gone very well leading up to the race. I will hit around 67 miles for the week with a solid 3 x 2 mile More >

Flagstaff Mountain

Today I ran from Balch Fieldhouse to the top of Flagstaff Mountain. Sort of a last tune up workout before hand. The rest of the team went up to 8500 feet and went for a medium distance run on the Switzerland Trail. I felt really good going up Flagstaff. A couple of spots I kind of got lost and at the top I wasnt sure if it was the very top but I am pretty sure that it was. I ended up running from the trailhead to the top of Flagstaff in 18:36. I came down 3 minutes slower because More >

WT Ovronnaz, pictures.

Hi everyone,

here are some other pictures of Ovronnaz, see you soon….

Alex

It has been a while.

Howdy, So for the past um… long time since i blogged I have been up to the usual training and all. Hit 63 miles last week with three hard days, one being a 200,200,400 workout with the 400′s being arounf 65, and 200′s around 32. Another workout was repet miles on our xc course, this mile is half up half down, with the first mile in 5:13 and the rest in 5:17. The final workout out was a fartlek around a soccer field, 4min hard 3min easy, the 4min hard pace was around 5:17-5:20 for the whole thing. So that More >

Long time no blog

Hello all. I hope that everyones training for worlds is going great. My training has been going pretty good. Its been so nice training with people every day and so many people that are so much better than me. The CUXC team went to Grand Lake for 3 days for school started for a camp and that was a lot of fun. We would do runs around 9000ft so its definately getting me prepared for Worlds. Today we had our annual time trial at the Buffalo Ranch. I ended up 13th overall and 9th on the team. I ran 27:15 More >

Gettin’ Closer

Hey Everyone,

It’s been a while since my last post; I’ve been getting adjusted to the new fall semester which started on Monday.

When I’m not in class and I’m out on my runs I find myself thinking about the race in Switzerland. Training has been going smoothly so I’ll be up to 65 miles this week. I’ve been very careful with my foot because this is the most I’ve run since my injury so I ice it a couple times a day. The West Virginia University Cross Country team has started practicing together every afternoon. It’s nice to have a big More >