Monday, July 23, 2007

Webbed feat

A belated congrats to Alan Webb, who most assuredly doesn't waste his time reading this blog, on his 3:46.91 American Record in the mile over the weekend. Exciting? Yes. Inspiring? Absolutely. Surprising? Not at all.

It was just a matter of time before Webbster surpassed ol' Steve Scott in the record books, and he's not done yet. Despite the ups, downs and all the B.S. in between, this guy stayed the course, his course, and didn't let anyone lead him astray. That single-minded attitude will carry him a long way and might be more impressive to me than the record itself.

The lesson here? Don't try and replicate the record; rather, try and emulate the attitude.

Quote of the day:

"Look at him hack his way through there. Jim Duggan would have been proud of that."
- Bob Roll, who else, during Saturday's coverage of the Toor Day Frantz.

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