Author Archives: Drew Wartenburg

About Drew Wartenburg

Director of Cross Country/Track & Field at UC Davis

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Someone did me the favor of forwarding the link for a Harlem Shake video yesterday. (Thanks a lot, btw., and in the spirit of paying it forward: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cd8Fmh7nIrQ#) I had managed to avoid witnessing this viral craze until Wednesday afternoon, … Continue reading

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Running vs. training

Over the weekend, I had occasion to give some thought to the real, yet hard to define, difference between merely running and actually training the run. Early this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to read that Vern Gambetta had beaten … Continue reading

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The training log

Distance running is, in practice, a simple pursuit. It requires little equipment and essentially just the will or impetus to get out the door. Even in the age of Garmins to track mileage, pace, heart rate and myriad other variables, … Continue reading

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I could care less

Technology in general, and the internet specifically, have made us lazy. We don’t have to remember information when we can Google just about anything, and as long as ‘facts’ can be found somewhere on the web, we must hold such … Continue reading

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Olympic Touchstones Part III – Land of the Cascades and the Olympics

I have always approached challenges with a tendency to throw myself fully into the task at hand, a fact which typically means that I remain unable to play the role of jack of all trades. There are many that tout … Continue reading

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Olympic Touchstones Part II – Atlanta ’96 and taking the plunge

I wasn’t born a runner. All the way through college I didn’t even run for running’s sake. It was always a means to a different end, mainly that of making sure that I was in the best shape possible for … Continue reading

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Olympic Touchstones Part I – Pan Ams 1987

Almost everybody discovers the Olympics at some point during childhood; you simply can’t escape the excitement that builds for each four-year cycle. Jim McKay, and later Bob Costas, helped bring the Games into homes in every corner of our country, … Continue reading

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