First off, let me welcome Mark Robbins as a follower to my blog. Mark is actually the catalyst behind my decision to start this blog. http://www.revelevation.blogspot.com/ He's another "crazy" who is going to run the Wasatch 100 this fall. I've known and worked with Mark for many years. Besides running, one of the biggest things he has going for him is he is a huge Steelers fan, so break out your Terrible Towels and welcome Mark aboard.
"It's a joke to run a marathon by walking every other mile or by finishing in six, seven, eight hours. It used to be that running a marathon was worth something -- there used to be a pride in saying that you ran a marathon, but not anymore. Now it's, 'How low is the bar?' "
Women's Cross Country Coach
College of New Rochelle
1st Marathon, 1984
Now I don't mean to cast disparaging remarks about anyone who is at all active, so I will apologize in advance to anyone who may take offense. After all, even walking 26.2 is an accomplishment, and sure beats shuffling to the bon-bon bowl while watching day time TV. But, Coach Wald does make a valid point. Just something to think about while you're out there on that long, lonesome run. Aw comon man, I know you don't need anything else to think about. Keep thinking about whatever works for you, like not falling down. LOL!