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  1. April 3, 1983- I watched Greg Meyer win the 10k...

    April 3, 1983- I watched Greg Meyer win the 10k at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg VA in 27:53- did not understand why he was there running so fast solo (way way ahead of 2nd place) until a few...
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    Ultimately, my biggest battle on the bike will be...

    Ultimately, my biggest battle on the bike will be my weight, which becomes harder and harder to maintain as I get older. Maybe if I wasnt so loath to watch what I eat lol

    With loss of muscle mass...
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    Over the last 2 months I have had the opportunity...

    Over the last 2 months I have had the opportunity to run through a number of books: When you are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris- a quick 3 day read- it was a gift

    Eating Animals - Jonathan...
  4. At least something to look forward to on that day.

    At least something to look forward to on that day.
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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fast-run...

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fast-running-tracks/

    Not sure how to get free access to the article, but the gist of it was that the Harvard Track was "tuned" for a 4:00 mile.

    I do...
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    "The media keep saying this was the hottest...

    "The media keep saying this was the hottest Olympic Trials marathon in history. Funny, I would have thought that would have been Yonkers 1964 (90 degrees) won with a 20 minute margin by Buddy...
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    After finishing "The City & The City" (a sci-fi...

    After finishing "The City & The City" (a sci-fi murder detective mystery- enjoyed it) I picked up "Racing the Rain," John L. Parker's prequel to "Once a Runner" (best running book every!). Only...
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    It is apparent the writing is virtually the same,...

    It is apparent the writing is virtually the same, but as stated earlier, Noah's delivery has not been the same as Stewart's. Up until just recently I often found myself comparing the two, and...
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    May a case of all work and no play...

    May a case of all work and no play make............. I jest. If she is in the business for the kicks and not the money, she won't necessarily feel compelled to be a workaholic.
    Sounds like a good...
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    To really make it "fair" then by completely...

    To really make it "fair" then by completely eliminating places for qualifying, each runner would have to run solo to totally eliminate tactics and drafting. I can see it now- runners each starting...
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    In my coaching days I had 2 runners PR for 5k in...

    In my coaching days I had 2 runners PR for 5k in a paced practice effort- one HS, one college. The first never went out slow enough and died, while the second lacked in confidence. Only the second...
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    Surprised there are no comments on this- maybe no...

    Surprised there are no comments on this- maybe no one is on the forum since there is little going on. Pretty serious situation there though. I would assume this was more a distance runner thing...
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    Re: Hobby Lobby's new ad

    I cannot understand how anyone with a brain can say they live their life using the bible as their guide. Does this mean every time they need to make any sort of decision with a choice, they thumb...
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    Re: why say "how are you", if you don't mean it?

    So how are we to respond to a god bless you when we sneeze? I think most people say thanks, I remain silent, but think to myself what does someones fictitious deity have to do with my nasal...
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    Penn and Drake on TV today

    Only saw this in my local paper this morning- on NBC Sports at 12:30 (Penn) and 3:00 (Drake).

    Has the Track on TV link on the home page stopped being functional?
  16. Re: VHSL (Virginia) to consider dropping HS pole vault

    So if the danger of the event is the problem here, is football then the elephant in the room?

    I do not have any backing statistics, but it strikes me that percentage wise, I suspect football had a...
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    Re: What a shame....

    - Pre was killed in the prime of his life.

    - John Carlos and Tommie Smith were not in their prime right now- their athletic ability and political interest would be welcome today

    -virtually all...
  18. Thread: USATF.tv

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    Re: USATF.tv

    I think wind chill only counts for exposed flesh- so if you spend any time outside when the windchill is that low, your statement will then have some veracity. Otherwise, you can only count the...
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    Re: corrupted U.S. place names

    while living down in Tidewater, I always heard this ditty from the locals:
    We don't drink, We don't smoke, Norfolk, Norfolk! (With the first syllable with the emphasis on the "nah" sound- you can...
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    Re: Don't believe everything ......

    I was hoping the title of this thread was going to refer to one of my favorite bumper stickers:

    "Don't believe everything ............... you think!"
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    Re: What are you reading now?

    Just finished "The Peerless Four" by Victoria Patterson, a novel about 4 female Canadian track and field athletes sent to the 1928 Amsterdam games, narrated by their female chaperone.
    Not much...
  22. Thread: Gravity

    by Helen S
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    Re: Gravity

    "Might possibly be the worst movie I have ever seen."

    Isn't there a thread on that? If not, there should be.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_by_Law_(film) would be my vote.
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    Re: Death of loved one

    Both of my parents died a while ago- my father suddenly, mom slowly from cancer. Griveing for mom started when she was alive, and our whole family was able to come to terms with her death and say...
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    Re: College Transfers

    Tell that to the Ivy League. I personally like Division III because of the absence of scholarships, where students are students, not that they can't be elsewhere.
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    Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

    Mr. Wolf, respectfully I have to disagree with you. The human influence on COs2 emaissions and it's effect on the climate seems pretty well documented and accepted by an overwhelming percentage of...
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