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Would you like to lead the life of a professional runner? (Read 451 times)

    Isn't the "ability" to run without injury also partly a function of finding the right training program, which may also include strength and conditioning, as well as being very aware of where that line is?

    "So many people get stuck in the routine of life that their dreams waste away. This is about living the dream." - Cave Dog

      By professional, you mean Major League Baseball, right? Minor leaguers don't make that much (unless they got a hefty signing bonus, but that's probably for those picked in the first round of the draft)

       

      I have a good friend that was not a first round draft pick and did quite well in minor league ball.  Of course he was young, single and had no responsibilities.  He would get paid for the regular season and then some seasons they would play him to go somewhere to play fall ball.  If you live at home when you aren't playing ball and don't go after the fancy car, etc. -- you can actually make a decent living doing what you love!!!  He made it as high as AAA, played 12 seasons and I would guess he has no regrets what-so-ever.

      And you can quote me as saying I was mis-quoted. Groucho Marx

       

      Rob

      Goorun


         

        IMHO that would make things harder.  Then TWO people need to find time to run.  Tough, especially once kids arrive in the picture.

         

        +1000000 
         
        My wife was always in a good shape and athletic but she was never into competitive sports herself. She married me knowing that I was a competitive runner and in her words, that was what attracted her to me (god knows it wasn't my charm or good looksSmile). 
         
        When we got married we were 22 had our son within a year and our daughter two years latter. She took care of family completely and she was the reason I could've run/train at the highest level. 
         
        I was involved in competitive sports from age 6 and at somewhat elite level from 15 till 31 when I retired from competitive running. I was sick and tired of running when I was done, but I would do it gladly again.

        Yea it's different life and EVERYTHING is about running (I saw my wife 3 hours after our son was born, I had my track workout earlier, so I could not make it to the hospital), but I also "worked" 20 hours per week and got paid for 40, had the world class coaches and support team (doctors, PT's, masseurs, sport psychologists, yoga trainer, sleep specialist, nutritionist, kitchen at the center for elite sports where I was eating my breakfasts and lunches, video analyst, travel assistant...). I traveled to all kind of different places and everything was paid for. 
         
        It's OK and enjoyable and fun as long as you think that you'll get better. When you feel that you have nothing left and you are done, you start hating every workout and it's time to let go.

        Slow and steady never wins anything.


        Feeling the growl again

           


           
          It's OK and enjoyable and fun as long as you think that you'll get better. When you feel that you have nothing left and you are done, you start hating every workout and it's time to let go.

           

          Shiver.  Yup, it is a rough transition once that realization sets in, and I didn't even have the financial involvement to worry about.

           

          If this is your first post welcome, it appears you were a REAL pro runner, it would be nice to hear more from you.

          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

           

          Goorun


             

            Shiver.  Yup, it is a rough transition once that realization sets in, and I didn't even have the financial involvement to worry about.

             

            If this is your first post welcome, it appears you were a REAL pro runner, it would be nice to hear more from you.

            First post in this forum, but I have been around. Came in from RWOL and mostly post with other jerks in L&O forum, Swamp and sometimes in Beginners and Beyond (there is the same topic there right now and that brought me here).

             

            Slow and steady never wins anything.

            samuellacon


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