Thursday, 8 November 2012

real runners stick it out

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, November 08, 2012 with 3 comments
Thanks to Warrick who alerted me to this article.
"How one bearded, bespectacled, determined runner has enjoyed fifty-plus fulfilling years of his favorite sport...And how you can, too."

Gosh there are two of us. And we have both been running for 50 years+.

"From Doc I learned that there's little point in running once or twice (or one or two years; or one or two decades), and then quitting. Real runners stick it out, because sticking it out is the value proposition. We learn little from hitting one finish line; we absorb much from a lifetime journey. On my 50-year journey, I've found that the secrets of lifetime running are simple, as Doc promised, yet profound and far-reaching. I hope you'll find them useful, too." - Amby Burfoot.

Full article at http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-297--14578-0,00.html.

3 comments:

  1. Good story. Would love to see a graph of his finish times for the 50 years.

    P.S. No 1500 for me tonight. Still recovering from Tuesday's 'tempo' run.

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  2. Perfect weather after all for the 1500m. Oh well, you tracksters will have plenty more opportunities ;-)

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  3. Perfect weather for me to run a 1500m PW by another 20 seconds. At this rate I will be out there all night by the time I'm 75!

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