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Dec 17, 2015 5:21 PM # 
Nice times. Not sure I could run those at the moment.
Dec 17, 2015 5:54 PM # 
matzah ball:
Coached by Tim Bradley, distance coach at SLU. W/ a couple of younger (early 30's) guys who ran low and high 5:xx pace in the short Frostbite. Paced a few seconds ahead of a runner who was doing 800's, for his first lap, then got double his rest before he started the next one. Good system, motivating to feel like I'm not holding anyone back.
Dec 17, 2015 10:43 PM # 
how'd you get into that? i.e. is it open? $?
Dec 17, 2015 11:40 PM # 
matzah ball:
some $, but it comes at a critical window for me (65-69 coming up) and carries me thru the spring. I just did the math, it comes to $11 per which is pretty darn good for a professionally coached track session. I guess I'll chuck the Y membership to help pay for it, almost everything I do at the Y can be done in some form at home. Except I've come to like elliptical (when my legs are really beat up), uphill treadmill intervals, and inclined plane situps. Can always hit Des Peres on a per visit basis for things like that.
Dec 18, 2015 12:20 AM # 
matzah ball:
since i never ran in hs or college, I remained pretty clueless until my mid to late 50's. Even now, learning things practically every day. First session I met w Tim and did my warmup strides, he pointed out something about my arm carriage, which was spot-on and fit right in with where I was headed. Worth the price of admission right there.
Dec 18, 2015 2:51 AM # 
A good coach is a wonderful thing. A bad coach can end your career. Sounds like you have the former.
Dec 18, 2015 4:21 AM # 
i'm in the same boat, just 10 years behind. no running in hs or college, never had any coaching. how did you get started (i.e. how do i get into it?) it would be incredibly convenient. only a mile from work.
Dec 18, 2015 1:14 PM # 
matzah ball:
i'll send you contact info.

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