Since the photo on my page is a relatively current picture of me cycling, I thought I should post an old
running photo, just to feel a little more a part of the Running With Eric team. The photo was taken at the 1975 Island Marathon on Sauvie Island, just north of Portland, Oregon. The shoes: Nike Cortez. (I actually did a lot of my "training" for this race in a pair of high top, green suede Nike Bruin basketball shoes -- such was the level of my running sophistication, back in the day.)
Full disclosure: I only ran one lap of Sauvie Island, in just under an hour and forty minutes; I had to go to work that afternoon ... and I wasn't adequately trained to run a full marathon anyway.
My best guess is that I've run about 40,000 miles in the last 25 years, many of them with some ache, pain or full blown injury. I wish I'd known Eric back then, even though he would have only been a teen-ager. After having worked with him the past few years on my cycling, I'm convinced I would have run faster and with fewer injuries had I only had the benefit of his counsel.
Bottom line: I encourage you all to explore Eric's training philosophy and programs. I've got just over six weeks to go until the National Senior Olympics, then I'm going to see if Eric can help me get back to a reasonable semblance of running.