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    I was appalled to learn Hank Williams died at age...

    I was appalled to learn Hank Williams died at age 29. I had no idea. Just a reflection of my favored music, since I knew how young Hendrix, Joplin, Morrison, Bonham, Moon etc etc etc were when they...
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    I'm happy just to listen to his narration,...

    I'm happy just to listen to his narration, without learning about any of his foibles or flaws.
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    Centro has a short, crisp, efficient stride that...

    Centro has a short, crisp, efficient stride that seems like it might be well-suited to 5K and 10K racing.
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    Think Moses, Samba, Benjamin all competing during...

    Think Moses, Samba, Benjamin all competing during the same era, all pretty healthy and on top of their game for 10-15+ years.
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    One of my medical partners played on the women's...

    One of my medical partners played on the women's tour a number of years ago (retired maybe 10 years ago?), was up a break on Sharapova once, lost when rain forced the match indoors onto not her...
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    That is a nice change.

    That is a nice change.
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    Good Erik Larson book about the Galveston...

    Good Erik Larson book about the Galveston hurricane "Isaac's Storm":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac%27s_Storm
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    HS XC (Cole Sprout 14:38 at altitude)

    Cole Sprout 14:38 in Denver at the Liberty Bell Invitational. Not sure how much of the meet is run on pavement (see photo), I would hope hardly any or else it's a road race, not cross country.
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    Exciting Colorado come from behind overtime...

    Exciting Colorado come from behind overtime victory over Nebraska. My son is a sophomore in Boulder and got to rush the field. (Yeah, the fans of a pretty average team rushed the field after beating...
  10. Thread: HS Reunion

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    I feel pretty good about it. lonewolf, you've...

    I feel pretty good about it. lonewolf, you've been to all the county courthouses in the country. Now you could start touring 30th and 40th reunions everywhere, showing them what health and fitness...
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    Mack Brown got all choked up and tearful on TV...

    Mack Brown got all choked up and tearful on TV after Carolina beat South Carolina Saturday. I mean, come on, it was just a decent season opener for a coach with loads of miles under his belt,...
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    My 40th is next year. 10, 20, and 30 were fun. I...

    My 40th is next year. 10, 20, and 30 were fun. I do recall, at our 10th, one of the rednecks in our class (who was actually an OK guy), wearing an AC/DC concert t-shirt to a khakis and polo shirt...
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    Five of the top 11 vaulters of all-time are...

    Five of the top 11 vaulters of all-time are there. How often has THAT happened in any event?
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    If the current kerfuffle kills his career, I...

    If the current kerfuffle kills his career, I humbly nominate Christian Coleman.
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    My closest climbing partner and best man at my...

    My closest climbing partner and best man at my first marriage in 1998 was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year ago. Stage 1, found on a CT scan done for other reasons, so found early. But stage 1...
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    Well, I don't get any praise when I stop at 11...

    Well, I don't get any praise when I stop at 11 stop lights, but there might be consequences if I ran three stop lights. As there should be.
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    My favorite bumper sticker: "Stupidity should be...

    My favorite bumper sticker: "Stupidity should be painful".
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    Paul Chelimo has stayed with us several times to...

    Paul Chelimo has stayed with us several times to get more altitude exposure at 8500 feet. We’ve talked about this, having to update the drug testers about where you are and where you’re going to be,...
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    I think if I was a world class athlete subject...

    I think if I was a world class athlete subject to random testing, I would just have a locator chip implanted under my skin, so they could find me anytime, Orwell be damned.
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    Maybe you should go get tested....

    Maybe you should go get tested....
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    In general, a good idea. My 17 yo daughter spends...

    In general, a good idea. My 17 yo daughter spends too much time no hers, but makes straight A's so I'm not sure I can limit her time on her phone while at home, though we've talked about her limiting...
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    Lions behaving badly.....

    Lions behaving badly.....
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    Born Free and all that not withstanding, just...

    Born Free and all that not withstanding, just plain bad idea to hang out with adult lions, even if you raised them from cubhood.
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    An anecdote that doesn't prove anything....summer...

    An anecdote that doesn't prove anything....summer of 1976, I had finished 8th grade and had three or four issues of TAFNEWS under my belt. My teammate, Jon W. had finished 9th grade. My Dad had...
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    So, did they make sure to put in a loo connected...

    So, did they make sure to put in a loo connected to the PA booth?
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