A World Record in Antarctica, and Much More

by Winter Vinecki 6

THE JOURNEY BEGINS They say the Drake Passage has the roughest seas in the world. Today’s 60-knot winds and 35-foot waves reassured us of that fact. We clung to items being thrown across the ship and struggled to keep our footing. Somehow it seems we have ...

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Running: From a Climber’s Perspective

by Erica Lineberry 2

Just like not everyone who climbs is a “climber,” not everyone who runs is a “runner,” and I’ll be the first to admit that I’m the former, not the latter! And while most people probably can guess that rock climbing is great exercise, it’s not all-inclusive, ...

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Knees

by Ilona Barash 18

I’m about 11 miles into a 17 mile run, two weeks before the Boston Marathon, when I’m crippled by knee pain. Sharp, stabbing pain to my lateral right knee, like someone was jabbing it with a hot poker. As I screech and limp to a halt, ...

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Two Questions

by Ilona Barash 18

During my phone interview to be an Athleta sponsored athlete this year, I was asked two questions that I wish I could answer again, more coherently. I’m perpetually a mess on the phone, and am much more comfortable one-on-one, in person. So I’d like to take ...

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My Year as a Fifty-Year-Old Sponsored Athlete

by Rachel Toor 10

Used to be, I was the youngster. I scrambled up the professional career ladder of scholarly publishing so fast that I often had a hard time getting people to believe that yes, I really was an editor from Oxford University Press, not a graduate student. I ...

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Taylor’s Tale

by Molly Barker 7

I’m traveling a ton these days and it never fails…I can spot the runner in the crowd. Whether on an airplane, in a hotel lobby, or dining at the table next to mine, there is this thing that a runner has, does or is, that lets ...

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