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Eternal Rookie


    Pre would have been 61 today


    Fast is better than long

      Pre would have been 61 today

       

       

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      Still the most inspirational runner to me. He never wondered if he went out too fast Wink

      2014 Goals: 2500 miles / sub 2 800m / 4:30 mile / sub 16:30 5K

       

      Give a man a fire and he'll be warm the rest of the night;
      Set a man afire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

      What in the Jehu?


      Interval Junkie --Nobby

        It's funny that both movies portrayed him as basically an arrogant jerk.  Maybe true.  Never met the guy.  Certainly was refreshing to see him run, though.

         

        "Ultramarathon Man" features a H.S. gym coach who gives the author the following advice for running the big meet's mile: "Go out fast, and just keep running."  Then, after winning, the coach asks him, "How was it?"  The author replies, "Felt pretty good," while buckled over sucking air.  The coach replies, "Then you did it wrong. It's supposed to hurt like hell."  Reminded me of Pre.

        2014 Goals:  sub-3 Marathon 

        Current Status 08/28: Slowly working back up from a pelvic stress fracture.  4mil distance PR w00t!

          Pre would have been 61 today

           

          Wow- he'd still be out there running like a demon. Stoped by his memorial last May.