Ultramarathon Running Freshman Seminar
This seminar was offered at Lehigh University during fall semester 1996.
- Aug 27: Organizational. Selection of books.
- Aug 29: Discussion of my running history, first half.
- Aug 31: trip to Brooklyn race (2 students)
- Sep 3: Using listserve and WWW. Discussion of Brooklyn race.
- Sep 5: Guest speaker, Mike Strzelecki
- Sep 10: My running history, second half. Issues surrounding kidney
- Sep 12: Book report: Vulture Eats You.
- Sep 17: Book report: Corbitt.
- Sep 19: Guest speaker, Neil Weygandt
- Sep 22: trip to 1000 mile race in NYC. We were interviewed for NYU
radio. 10 students went. Discussions with Ted Corbitt and Antana Locs.
- Sep 24: discussion of Sri Chinmoy race.
- Sep 26: Book reports: Beyond the Marathon, and Trans Am Footrace
- Oct 1: Guest speaker, Bart Yasso. Slide show on ultra adventure running
- Oct 3: discussion of topics for research reports
- Oct 8: Guest speaker, Barry Lewis
- Oct 10: discussion of topics for research reports
- Oct 17: Discussion of Ultrarunning magazines
- Oct 20: trip to Westchester County 40 mile race. 5 students went and
worked at aid station.
- Oct 22: Guest speaker, Ellen McCurtin
- Oct 24: Pacific Crest Trail and Runners and Walkers book reports
- Oct 29: video of 1994 Leadville race, and discussion
- Oct 31: discussion of Comrades marathon and Arthur Newton; brief visit
by Dan Russell, British runner in New York Marathon
- Nov 5: discussion of overtraining; also keeping track of miles run
- Nov 7: Guest speaker, Jeff Hinte
- Nov 12, 14: discussion of topics from "The Lore of Running"
- Nov 19: Oral summaries of research reports
- Nov 21: class team, Don's Ultra Stars, competes in Turkey Trot, hilly 2.5
mile intramural race. The team consisted of Don Davis, Dave Biddle, Jim
Clewley, Russ Goss, Amy Walts, Sarah Willett, and Leigh Wickham. All finished
respectably, and our team was 7th out of 12 in the independent division.
- Nov 21: Oral summaries of research reports
- Nov 26: Oral summaries of research reports
- Dec 3: Oral summaries of research reports
- Dec 5: Oral summaries of research reports
The research reports which are highlighted above can be accessed.
Note about seminar which Mike Strzelecki posted on ultramarthon
Article about class in September 15 Morning Call
Ultrarunning article about Westchester County RA
race, attended by 5 students.
Article about course which I wrote.
An abbreviated version appeared in March 1997 issue of
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