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Visiting Pre’s Rock

jeff noel at Pre's rock
Remembering Steve Prefontaine.
track medals
This is what i was taking a photo of (pictured above).

Visiting Pre’s Rock yesterday morning reminded me how much one person who .thinks .differently can change the landscape of an industry – in Pre’s case, running.

Remember, changing the world doesn’t mean the entire world, it means your world.

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See you soon Hayward Field

Experimenting with different photos from Ty Boyce’s session.

See you soon Hayward Field. Wheels up in 25 hours. Touchdown in 34 hours.

Going specifically to begin Season 5 of If Disney Ran Your Life.

Season 5 is about Body.

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Final 120 Days

Stop Pre

Ran to and from the gym yesterday and took the shortest route due to an early airport departure.

Steve Prefontaine was the catalyst for the American “jogging movement” in the 1970’s.

He was literally unbeatable and held every American running record (indoors and outdoors) from 1,000 meters to the 5,000).

An opposing team created t-shirts that said, “Stop Pre”.

It didn’t work.

He was a rebel who also happened to be a runner. That’s a story for a Google search in your spare time.

RIP Steve: May 30, 1975 (car accident). He was 24.

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Staying Motivated

Stop Pre

Steve Prefontaine at one time owned every American running record from 1,000 meters, 1,500 meters, 3,000 meters and 5,000 meters. His competitors made shirts like this…it never worked. They are legendary and currently available at U of Oregon’s bookstore.
Steve Prefontaine quote
Photo: Back of the shirt from this morning…wrote today’s posts midmorning instead of before sunrise.

Your body is a gift. Please don’t sacrifice it.

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Can I Ask You Another?

Hayward Field, Oregon 2009
Hayward Field, Oregon 2009

World Championships, Finland 2009
World Championships, Finland 2009

What is Lane 8?

Lane 8 is the worst lane in Track & Field.  Fast runners are put in the middle lanes and slower runners are assigned the outer lanes.  The slowest competitor is always assigned Lane 8.

And in the 400 meters, which I compete in, you stay in your lane the entire race.  The way the starting lines are staggered, makes it look like Lane 8 is way out in front, when in fact, it’s the exact same distance as the others.

So many consider lane 8 the worst lane because you cannot see any of the other competitors, until they pass you.

My goal is to be in Lane 8, the worst lane.  And I also don’t care if I come in last.  Seriously.

Our son (9) says, “Dad, you want the worst lane and you don’t care if you come in last?”

(Pause for effect, and read each of the next three sentences with decent pauses in between)

“That’s right, son, Lane 8.  In the finals.  At the World Championships.”

I continued the answer for our son, “You can come in last and still be the eighth best in the entire world.”

I then shared the moral of the story with our son:

“You can go through life and set the bar low, reach it, but then live with the regret of wondering what you could have done if you tried harder.  Or, you can set the bar ridiculously high, fail, and yet live with peace because you know in your heart you did your very best.”

Ya with me?