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Discussion: Phoebe...

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Jan 19, 2020 2:09 AM # 
Toivo!:
Didn't run an blind ultra today, but she did break 5:00 indoors and won by 9 seconds.
4:59.91 !
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Jan 19, 2020 11:03 AM # 
Bags:
Wow!. Of course now days I'm out of it...was it 1500, 1600 or mile. I'm guessing 1500 which I think is about a 5:18 mile. Congrats.

Poor ole James just sits on the bench for Okie Christian...since his soph year of HS that has been the story...he's a great kid and has a great attitude and has shown a lot of talent for coaching basketball which is what he wants to do. At the college level.

Looking forward to hearing more about her season!
Jan 19, 2020 11:27 AM # 
Bags:
We have friends from church that moved to Denver area 5 years ago...their daughter is at Western Colo University and has run 4:47 for 1500 for PR. Her name is Hannah Mae Gigstad. It would be something if they have or do compete against each other. I just read in a running store email one of their female runners is a 4:28 miler. I had to look this up: Hannah Fields. 4:05 1500.

Oh boy it's something to look at what all these runners are doing and then go out and shoot for 10 to 12 minute miles. 10 minutes feels like 6:30 pace used to. I've said it several times, but I'm never one to avoid repeating myself as I blab on...anyway I will see someone shuffling along and they are going as fast or in most cases faster than I am...and I will be 'flying' along...haha...kinda used to it now.

One other observation...at least where they can be seen on Y and OC trails and on the sidewalks (why do we say on the streets when only races are actually on the streets unless its a rural area in most cases) 95% of the runners seem to be women. Of course that is inaccurate...but if you took 4 out of 7 days that would be true.
Jan 20, 2020 12:34 AM # 
Toivo!:
It was a full mile.
Jan 20, 2020 2:56 AM # 
Bags:
Holy moly...that is good...even 5:18 or whatever the conversion is from 1500 would be impressive. I googled her and our friends daughter and it was weird how easy it was...times have really changed...and yet if I could run like I did in the 70's and early 80's I could still kick butt around here...

Hope she can keep running a few more years and realize her potential...if she wants to.

Proud Papa Koski. How's Eli?
Jan 20, 2020 5:50 PM # 
Toivo!:
He's struggling. Nothing serious, yet, but he has no real direction. He's actually in LA right now with his gf doing modeling stuff for a week.
They want him, but not his gf, so he's disillusioned and wants to come home.
Not in school or anything... working pt at a burrito restaurant.
Jan 20, 2020 8:39 PM # 
Bags:
One of James ole teammates is in NYC doing modeling...at least some. Hope he pulls out of it...life is kinda strange...we complicate everything too much for one thing and I guess we think it/life should be like a Hallmark Movie or Avenger's movie where you get bitten by a bug and turn into a hero.

I would probably be Turdman or Vomit Man and not be able to get the girls even tho I saved the world. "Hey Turdman...you stink".

Anyway, good luck to you and the kids.

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