Here's a run-down of the last 2 or so weeks. I promise to write a bit more next time. :)
Rexius trail, Eugene- Trail recovery run with lots of stopping and stretching.
Heading off the trail to a nearby residential area, only to discover an adult kick ball game. I had no idea that this was a new popular sport. Or maybe it's only popular in Eugene. ? Anyhow, it's proof I should crawl out of the cave now and then.
Prefontaine was an aggressive runner, insisting on going out hard and not relinquishing leads. He was quoted as saying, "No one will ever win a 5,000 meter by running an easy two miles. Not against me." He would later state, "I am going to work so that it's a pure guts race. In the end, if it is, I'm the only one that can win it".
On May 30, 1975, returning from a party, after dropping off friend and distance champion Frank Shorter, Prefontaine was driving down Skyline Boulevard, east of the University of Oregon campus near Hendricks Park when, for unknown reasons, his orange 1973 MGB convertible swerved into a rock wall and flipped. The overturned car trapped Prefontaine underneath it. The first witness on the scene, a nearby resident, ran outside and found Prefontaine flat on his back, still alive but pinned beneath the wreck. After trying and failing to lift the vehicle, the bystander ran to get help. By the time he returned with others, the weight of the car had crushed Prefontaine's chest, killing him.
Prefontaine is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in his hometown, Coos Bay, OR
Mom and I went to Hendrick's park for Mother's day, and it was in bloom.
Above, the view of Skinner's Butte and downtown Eugene.
After the walk and dinner, I went to catch the end of the Twilight meet at University of Oregon.
Hayward field with temporary new bleachers to accommodate the Olympic trials.
Women's 1,2,3 in the second heat of the 800M
Fast ladies changing room!
Line up for the 3K. Andrew Wheating on the left-
Wheating steps off the track after 6 laps (pacing maybe?- or just a fast training run?), and Jordan Mcnamara finishes as the winner!
Coming up soon:
Coming up soon:
- Attempt(s) to establish a max heart rate and what I plan to do with it
- Training plans
- Some thoughts on contentment