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The Warmup Lap | 2.16.2012 - Daily Running News

It's morning, time for some running links and news! Remember, we do this every day -- you can't help but feel smarter after reading all these articles.

Focus on What You Can Control (or, Why I Think “EEP!” When Running) | dailymile community blog
Discussing efficiency, effort, and their effects on pace -- and why the two Es are where our focus should lie.

Salt Lake City Marathon may be back on track - KSTU
After months of uncertainty, planning for the Salt Lake City Marathon appears to be back on track.

Quicker recovery in placebo-controlled compression legging study | Sweat Science

Boston Marathon elite field announced - Boston.com
Twelve runners with personal-best marathon times better than 2 hours, 10 minutes headline the elite field for the 2012 Boston Marathon, organizers announced today.

Pittsburgh half-marathon sells out in record time - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The UPMC Health Plan Pittsburgh half-marathon sold out in record time this year, with the final registrations received this week.

Phys Ed: How Interval Training Can Improve Health - NYTimes.com
Short, intense bursts of exercise, followed by brief periods of rest, produced significant benefits for the heart and overall health.

Leon hopes to learn from Olympic Marathon Trials - Times Bulletin - Van Wert, Ohio
Craig Leon placed 26th with a time of 2:15:42 in the United States Olympic Marathon Trials, his third attempt at the distance.

Off To A Fast Start: Exclusive Interview With Ricky Flynn - Competitor
The 24-year-old Flynn, a 2009 graduate of Lynchburg College, a small Division III school in Lynchburg, Virginia, had never run a marathon prior to last month’s Trials in Houston. He made his 26.2-mile debut one worth remembering, however, crossing the finish line in 2:13:41 to place 12th on American marathoning’s biggest stage.