Saturday, March 24, 2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Book Review: The Perfect Mile (2004) Neal Bascomb - Bannister, Landy, and Santee and the 4 minute mile
The Perfect Mile (2004) Neal Bascomb
With the passing of the great Sir Roger Bannister I highly recommend this terrific book about the great completion that occurred at that time between Englishman Bannister, Australian John Landy, and American Wes Santee. They were all amazing, breaking the 4 minute mile on cinder tracks with lousy shoes and antiquated training methods. Anyone who gripes that they can’t do something because they don’t have a nice enough _______ (fill in the blank) should read this book! I wonder what these guys would have run with 2018 shoes, tracks, and training.
Roger Bannister gave up competitive running to had a long esteemed career as a physician. What an example of a fine human being.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Sunday, January 21, 2018
Monday, January 1, 2018
Well a nice brisk day at Alum Creek. No one else there yet - I guess 5 degrees might scare some people off.
As I stretched before the run a Bald Eagle set down on a branch near me - I guess trying to understand what sort of idiot does this kind of stuff.
It was a fabulous day - sunny, brisk and the snow was packed down by the snow mobiles. Could not have been better - well maybe 20 degrees instead of 5...
Happy New Year!