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Training Blog

Click here to see my training log. I try and run daily, so I’ll probably post my results daily too. Sometimes I’m training for an event, like the Bolder Boulder or the St. George Marathon, and other times I’m simply running because I enjoy the pain. I have been a runner for most of my life. I did Cross-Country and Track in Junior High and High School, and a little in college. Steve Prefontaine rocks.

Here are some of my favorite “Pre” quotes:

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.

A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.

I’m going to work so that it’s a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it.

Someone may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.

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Talk about fast, here are some of Pre’s records:

Distance Time Date Location
1,500 meters 3:38.1 28 June 1973 Helsinki, Finland [3]
2,000 meters 5:01.4 9 May 1975 Coos Bay, Oregon [3]
3,000 meters 7:42.6 2 July 1974 Milan, Italy [3]
5,000 meters 13:21.87 26 June 1974 Helsinki, Finland [3]
10,000 meters 27:43.6 27 April 1974 Eugene, Oregon [3]
1 mile 3:54.6 20 June 1973 Eugene, Oregon [3]
2 miles 8:18.4 18 July 1974
3 miles 12:51.4 8 June 1974 Eugene, Oregon [3]
6 miles 26:51.8 27 April 1974

 

Here’s one of my own:

It’s my strong opinion that there is a runner inside everyone. It’s just a matter of will power to draw him out of us.

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