Saturday, April 21, 2007

Some Reading Commentary

In the April 2007 issue of Runner's World magazine there is an article about Dathan Ritzenhein called The Making of a Marathoner. It talks about this young guys past accomplishments and goes on to talk about his recent work in marathon training. He went to be coached by Brad Hudson in Boulder, CO. I thought that one part of this article was .... well decide for yourself :
Hudson's mileage for Ritzenhein and the other runners is not insignificant; it adds up to 110 to 120 per week. "But that includes one six-mile day and one day a week at 7:00 pace with their girlfriends" the coach says.
I don't know how to feel about that last little comment......because a 7:00 min/mile pace is so slow that girls should be able to run that....or are they all dating professional runners. Anyways, I just thought it was a weird little comment.

For a review of some heavier reading than Runner's World head over to where I review an espionage book called The Company of Strangers.


Nicole said...

Wow- I've been slacking at reading your blog - so much excitement.
Congrats on the transition to the new blog hope it is working out.
Super Congrats on the preferred start times - that is awesome!
Cute cat.
And that is an weird comment from the article - I wish I was a girl who could run at that speed.

Runner Susan said...

Um, yeah. I wish I were so fast.

Bridgette said...

Yeah - i sort of thouht the same thing when I read that... 7:00 pace with girlfriends...

Full Metal Lunchbox said...

Maybe the girlfriends were on motorcycles.  That would be cool.