Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Running Blog of the Week: Marathon You Can Do It

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Check out this blog. The posts are short and quick to the point. Just the way I like it. Some interesting stuff!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Mr. Patrick's Top Ten Reasons to Run

1. Self-satisfaction
2. Maintain a good body weight
3. Build a stronger longer
4. A new hobby...train for different road races
5. Great way to test the limits of the human body
6. If you can find a way to move foward when you feel like death during a will find a way to move foward through any obstacle in life
7. Become mentally stronger
8. Become closer to a friend...find a partner to run with
9. You only live once...go out, enjoy your ability to run, and embrace the fact that you are healthy
10. Many people will be jealous...they wish they could do what you do

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Marathon Maniac

Marathon Maniac

Most people who don't run just don't understand. They say we runners are all just plain crazy. Well I'm sure we runners would agree with this...somewhat atleast. However there are certainly different degrees of craziness. There's crazy running and then there's CRAZY running. Read this story and you will know exactly what I mean.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Bill Dellinger's personal bests may not impress some people today. But when looking at personal bests you have to look at the time in which the runner ran. Dellinger was in his running prime in the 1950's. This is well before the in depth knowledge and technology and nutrition for running that we have today. His times may not match today's standards but it certainly matched the standards of when he was running. In fact, he rose above some of the standards. He held several American and World records during his time. Perhaps even more impressive in Bill Dellinger's career is what he did after his retirement. He first became the assistant coach at Oregon behind legendary coach Bill Bowerman and became head coach after Bowerman's retirement. As head coach, he won five NCAA titles. He coached many great runners at Oregon like Steve Prefontaine. He even coached post-collegiates such as Alberto Salazar.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dathan Ritzenhein Breaks American 5k Record!

12 minutes 56 seconds. That's how long it took Dathan Ritzenhein to run 5000m on Friday at a track meet in Zurich. How good is that performance? Well, it's a new American record! He is only the third American to break 13 minutes at 5000m. He didn't win the race but put on an unbelievable performance and came close to catching the great distance runner, Keninise Bekele from Ethiopia, who won the race at 12:52. This is great news for American distance running. Ritzenhein is coached by the great Alberto Salazar.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Running Blog of the Week: 6amrunner

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Author is a dedicated runner. Has some good ideas. Interesting stories. Provides videos with descriptions of his running story. One recent video describes a project he's perfoming in which he only eats organic food. He is looking to see if there is an added benefit for runners who eat organic food as opposed to non-organic food. I am looking foward to following this blog and seeing what results he comes up with. Solid running blog. Be sure to check it out and see what you think.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mr. Patrick's Top Ten Steve Prefontaine Quotes

1. "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."
2. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
3. "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it."
4. "I run to see who has the most guts."
5. "What I want is to be number one."
6. "How does a kid from Coos Bay, with one leg longer than the other win races?"
7. "Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
8. "Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run"
9. “The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die.”
10. “I don't just go out there and run. I like to give people watching something exciting"