Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Follow up

I got in 4 miles this morning, still not feeling 100% but feeling better than I have in the last week. It was finally a calm, crisp morning. Hope Saturday's weather is close to today!

I didn't give any running examples from my post yesterday, but today I came across two great articles that make me proud to be a runner and amazed at how respectful and humble some of the best in the world can be.

First, world marathon record holder, Paula Radcliffe (of England), was out at Nike training in Oregon for the past few months. She had a new training partner, Kara Goucher. Now, they are both Nike athletes, but they are also from different countries and fierce competitors. Kara has beaten Paula at the Great North Run (half marathon) and Paula has beaten Kara at the NYC Marathon. The cool thing is that they can both come together to train, share ideas, push each other, and become friends, then meet on race day and be respecful competitors. Kara blogged about their training with Paula here.
You never hear about two prize fighters training together.

Secondly, I found this interview with former US mile record holder, Steve Scott, who also created the Carlsbad 5000. He was back for the 25 anniversary this weekend. I got to meet him at a running camp in 2003 and he is a great guy. Read his interview and how his views on running have changed since becoming a coach.

My mom and step-dad participated in the Carlsbad 5000 this weekend. Both of them performed great with Brad walking the course in under an hour and my mom running in the Women's masters race breaking 30 minutes (29:40)! You guys are awesome!


Chuck said...

I always enjoy reading your posts! Kara's blog is just another example of what great people distance runners are. I also met Steve Scott at the Carlsbad 5000 in 1992. I agree, what a great guy! The Carlsbad 5000 has always been one of my favorite events. It is the Boston Marathon for 5K's! I have run that race 7 times. Congratulations to your mother and step-dad on there outstanding efforts.

Hopefully you have calm, cool weather this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Most importantly, it was fun! Mom