What A Week

East coast to west coast took 18 hours. West coast to east coast took 12 hours.

“You are so lucky. You get to travel for your job”, people often say.  Yes.  I LOVE my job.

To quote folk singer Dan Fogelberg from his 1981 hit, Auld Lang Syne, “The audience was heavenly, but the traveling was hell”.

Steve Prefontaine & jeff noel

What do Steve Prefontaine and jeff noel have in common?

By the way, Steve Prefontaine was America’s running prodigy in the early 1970’s.  He held every American running record from 2,000 – 10,000 meters.  Every single one.

As a high schooler, “Pre” was featured on the cover on Sports Illustrated magazine.

Pre was coached by Bill Bowerman, legendary University of Oregon head Track coach and co-founder of a little company, Nike. Bowerman was the 1972 Olympic Track & Field head coach.

In 1972, at Munich, Pre was our best hope for a medal in the 5,000 meters.

Pre was a rebel who just so happened to also be a runner.  He reminds me of someone else.  Hmmm, now who might that be?