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THE OFFICIAL DESI LINDEN THREAD ON RUNNINGAHEAD DOT COM (Read 2489 times)

    "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

      henryc


        I drove by Desi on Tuesday afternoon. She was near the Ashland/Framingham town line. I was coming up over a hill and she was in the road. Thankfully, no one was injured.

          Do you think she'll contend this year in Boston? From the little I'm able to gather it seems her training is going well.

            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

              I'm excited for her.  Let's see, if I carry my phone and sign up for text alerts, I could know how she did by mile 4.  Or maybe before I cross the starting line.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.


              Feeling the growl again

                LOL.  I can't believe it took me so long to make the connection.  I just realized I ran a sizable portion of the 2004 Boston Marathon with her husband.

                "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

                 

                I am spaniel - Crusher of Treadmills

                 

                  A belated congrats to Desi on making the team, again!

                  "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                    heh.. Meb is the Desi of Mens Marathon racing.

                     


                    Cattywumpus

                      A belated congrats to Desi on making the team, again!

                       

                      Heck yeah!  Hip hip hooray!

                       

                      Running is stupid


                      old woman w/hobby

                        A belated congrats to Desi on making the team, again!

                         

                        Yes.

                        steph  

                         

                        "Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat.  Pretty simple.  Who the hell cares if you like beer.  

                        We can't always do the things we like all the time."  --Candice


                        believeland

                          A belated congrats to Desi on making the team, again!

                           

                          +1

                           

                          Big fan of the Hanson's program in general... Desi is, by far, my favorite marathoner out there.  Brian Sell was the Desi Linden of the blue-collar marathon world.  She busts her ass, takes the long approach, and just keeps (intelligently) grinding through the mileage.  There was a solid article on her training and racing in a recent RW.  This paragraph really stuck out to me.

                           

                          “I don’t know how to verbalize this,” Hanson says, “but some athletes will do everything right, and then they want to believe in their training. Desi believes in her training. There are no doubts on race day about what she’s capable of doing, because she knows. She makes it happen because that’s what’s supposed to happen. It sounds so easy, but so few people can do it.”

                             

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                            Big fan of the Hanson's program in general... Desi is, by far, my favorite marathoner out there.  Brian Sell was the Desi Linden of the blue-collar marathon world.  She busts her ass, takes the long approach, and just keeps (intelligently) grinding through the mileage.  There was a solid article on her training and racing in a recent RW.  This paragraph really stuck out to me.

                             

                            “I don’t know how to verbalize this,” Hanson says, “but some athletes will do everything right, and then they want to believe in their training. Desi believes in her training. There are no doubts on race day about what she’s capable of doing, because she knows. She makes it happen because that’s what’s supposed to happen. It sounds so easy, but so few people can do it.”

                             

                            Thanks for this.

                             

                            Look at this list of fastest marathon times and search "USA." I submit that the other names are far more celebrated than she is.

                            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

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                              2:28:20 Amy Cragg USA 01/21/84 1 Los Angeles 02/13/16
                              2:28:53 Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 2 Los Angeles 02/13/16
                              2:29:19 Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 3 Los Angeles 02/13/16
                              2:28:23 Laura Thweatt USA 12/17/88 7 New York City 11/01/15
                              2:27:47 Deena Kastor USA 02/14/73 7 Chicago 10/11/15
                              2:25:39a Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 4 Boston 04/20/15
                              2:27:47a Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 9 Boston 04/20/15
                              2:28:40 Kellyn Johnson USA 07/22/86 6 Houston 01/18/15
                              2:28:11 Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 5 New York City 11/02/14
                              2:27:03 Amy Cragg USA 01/21/84 4 Chicago 10/12/14
                              2:21:14 Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 3 Berlin 09/28/14
                              2:28:59 Annie Bersagel USA 03/30/81 1 Düsseldorf 04/27/14
                              2:22:02a Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 6 Boston 04/21/14
                              2:23:54a Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 9 Boston 04/21/14
                              2:28:01 Serena Burla USA 07/29/82 2 Amsterdam 10/20/13
                              2:29:15 Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 5 Berlin 09/29/13
                              2:27:08a Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 4 Boston 04/15/13
                              2:28:11a Kara Goucher USA 07/09/78 6 Boston 04/15/13
                              2:27:17 Renee Baillie USA 12/25/81 6 Chicago 10/07/12
                              2:25:51 Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 9 London 08/05/12
                              2:26:07 Kara Goucher USA 07/09/78 10 London 08/05/12
                              2:28:27 Serena Burla USA 07/29/82 3 Seoul 03/18/12
                              2:25:38 Shalane Flanagan USA 08/07/81 1 Houston 01/14/12
                              2:25:55 Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 2 Houston 01/14/12
                              2:26:06 Kara Goucher USA 07/09/78 3 Houston 01/14/12
                              2:27:17 Amy Cragg USA 01/21/84 4 Houston 01/14/12
                              2:29:45 Janet Bawcom USA 08/22/78 5 Houston 01/14/12
                              2:22:38a Desireé Linden USA 07/26/83 2 Boston 04/18/11

                               

                              Filtered for you, and chronological.

                              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.

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