PENGUIN NEWS - ARCHIVE
April 5, 2000
BEING INJURED STINKS, BUT....
It happens to most runners, so we'd better learn to cope and
heal. Bob Wischnia offers some good advice on how to stay positive
and fit when you're injured: no whining, be patient, stick with
your routine, do it outdoors, sweat, strength train, stay connected,
eat properly, do something everyday to get your running health back,
and focus on today. Check out his article "Down But Not Out" on
the RW website at under Injury Prevention/Down
but Not Out.
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RUNNING FROM THE LAW....
Thanks to penguin Kevin Murray for posting one of the cutest
ever race reports to the Brigade:
"My mother always told me "Son, never run from the law" but today
I made an exception.
It was a very windy 32 degrees today. Wiser men would have decided
not to show up at Westfield's Shamrock Scholarship 10k. It was
so cold that Gene Rayburn would have froze his BLANK off.
I was running at a 12 minute pace for the 1st two miles and then
I notice that a car was following me. It was the sag wagon. I
looked back and I noticed that it was a Westfield Police Cruiser
with its lights flashing.
Although I was running and not driving my car, my first thoughts
were the same. Oh my Gosh! I better pull over. How fast was I
going? Is my registration up to date? What about my insurance?
Where is my license? At this point, I realized how silly these
thoughts were and I started laughing out loud at myself.
I was literally running from the law. At mile 3, the 10k race
turned into my version of a police chase. I was being chased by
Westfield's Cruiser #7. I picked up the pace but I couldn't shake
him, he was right on my tail. Actually, my tail was sagging on
his front bumper. He continued the chase but decided to stop this
high speed pursuit just before the finish line.
Today, I was a lucky man, I was able to stay one step ahead of
the law, but I will be watching my back as I am sure I will be
eventually tracked down. Ran the 10k @ a 11m43s /mile pace. I
was the last male to finish but it was probably the most enjoyable
run I had in a long time.
PENGUIN FLIGHT SCHOOL....
Boston PFS is not that far off--June 8-11--and it's beginning
to fill up. If you're interested, you may want to sign up now! It's
a fun weekend and you'll learn a lot...at Babson College in Wellesley.
Email [email protected] for more information. Other PFSs scheduled
this year: Salem, OR on August 3-6; Chicago on August 25-27; and
Ft. Worth TX (for women only) on October 6-8.
THE PENGUIN'S APPEARANCES...
John will be in Hamilton, Ontario for the Around the Bay 30K
and 5K races this weekend, Sunday March 26. Saturday night he speaks
at the Pasta Dinner, 6:30pm at the Hamilton Convention Center.
That's all for tonight, folks. Be careful out there!