Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cross Country Express has reached 1000 posts...

Hard to believe but this will be the 1000th post for this blog. I had to go back and look to find the date of the first post.

July 20, 2006. Here is the post:
NCS Division I Pre-Season Rankings

That summer, the NCS office asked me to do the preview article for the NCS Meet of Champions for Cross Country. My wife convinced me to start the blog to post my rankings and here we are 4 1/2 years later.

At the time, my sole intention was to just post NCS rankings but in no time, I started to look for ways to improve the blog. Newspaper and web links followed.

Next up, coach and athlete interviews.

So who was the first coach that I interviewed?
Catching up with Petaluma coach Jim Lynch

First athlete interview?
Cross Country Runner Rides to Victory

Thank you very much to all the runners, coaches and parents that have taken the time to answer any of my questions. This is certainly not a one man project. I have learned a lot from the interviews and hopefully you have too.

I keep asking but I am always looking for new people to interview. Do you have a coach or athlete in your area that would make for a great interview? Email me...address below.

If you have any ideas for how we can make this blog better, please email me at What else would you like to see here?

One favor is to pass this blog address to your athletes, fellow teammates etc. Post the link on your team website. Any help in promoting this blog will be appreciated.


Anonymous said...

Albert, do you have any coaches who would be interested in writing a weekly article or blog? Maybe on training, or whatever. Maybe every Tuesday we could have a column from a few local coaches.

Albert Caruana said...

That's a great idea. We have had coaches post training and coaching ideas on here before such as Chris Puppione and Al Berrin.

I think having a rotating group of coaches might work out in that we could get the training ideas from different coaches.

Other ideas?

Sterling said...

I think it's a great time to thank you for the 4 1/2 years of dedication to the sport. :) i know i've greatly appreciated the information and time you've put into doing this. So thank you coach.

John Pelster said...

Congratulations Albert! And thank you for your time and effort. Our sport benefits from your blog.

George Ramos said...

Congrats on your milestone and keep up the good work!

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