The importance of long runs.
There is no such thing as an overnight success in running. Bill Rodgers had to get himself back into shape, and dropped out of the 1974 Boston marathon. The next year, he came back, and ran Boston, winning it in a new AR. Bill had built his fitness with the support of Coach Bill Squires, one of the most creative and colorful people in our sport, and his training partners, Bill Rodgers developed his talent and the sport is all the better for it.
Enjoy your long run. Run with friends.
Sunday, April 23, 2017. Long run, 10-11 miles, with warm up and cooldown and yes, push ups and sit ups.
We are in the London Media Center. Waking up around six am, we headed from the Guoman Tower, to the Media bus. An escorted ride to the Media tent at the Finish line is about twenty minutes. No one on the streets of London, the only day you would find the city like that.
Here are some final thoughts before the 37th London Marathon.
I sat down with Laura Thweatt on Friday, April 21, to discuss her upcoming race in London, her plans for moving to the marathon. Coached by Lee Troop, and running for the Boulder Track Club, Laura had a fine seventh place in November 2015 at the TCS NYC Marathon.
Here is an enjoyable audio interview with the fine athlete. Listen especially as Laura Thweatt speaks about her plans over the next 3 and one half years. That Laura will move to the marathon is a fact, the discussion is about when that move will take place.
We wish Laura Thweatt good luck on a fine PB tomorrow.