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1848 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2010 3:47 AM by LemonaidLucy
Surfing_Vol Legend 848 posts since
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Dec 3, 2010 7:41 AM

Why We Run

If you want to read an inspiring story about runners and life, click on this link to an article in yesterday's New York Times online:


The courage, dedication and determination -- pure grit -- of this young runner and her coach makes me cringe when I think of the times in running -- and in life -- that I didn't give the effort that young Holland gave for her coach and teammates.


Surfing Vol

"Victory through attrition!"

Charleston Half-Marathon 1/15/2011 -- 1:52:03

The Scream! Half-Marathon 7/16/2011 -- 1:56:00

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    1. Dec 3, 2010 6:08 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: Why We Run

    Reminds me of when Julie Moss collapsed and crawled to the finish line, to take second place in the 1982 Hawaii Ironman triathalon. Mind over matter, so to speak. In both cases, what amazing determination.

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24

    Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57

  • coolbikermom Legend 418 posts since
    Jan 25, 2010
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    2. Dec 4, 2010 6:27 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: Why We Run

    I just finished reading this book. Talk about grit and determination...this guy has it.


    C25k dropout

    Rock the Parkway 5k 3/27/10  37:40.6

    Mother's Day 5k  5/9/10  33:19

    Walk/Run for Isaiah 9/18/10 4.4k 37:26

    Harvest Moon 10k 10/23/10  1:08.50

    Great Santa 5k 12/5/10 33:22

    Carlsbad half marathon 1/23/11

    "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." ~Albert Einstein

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    3. Dec 8, 2010 6:06 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: Why We Run

    I watched this on TV when it was first aired and was impressed by her determination to cross that finish line!

  • jojo7 Amateur 27 posts since
    May 9, 2008
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    4. Dec 9, 2010 7:01 PM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: Why We Run

    That is so very true!!! Great story. Thanks for sharing!






    "What will you WEAR on your next RACE DAY???"

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
    Sep 19, 2010
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    5. Dec 10, 2010 3:47 AM (in response to Surfing_Vol)
    Re: Why We Run

    Amazing story....


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

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