10kTruth.com Web Letter - May 2001 - Issue #4

10k Truth has added a new quotes section devoted to nothing but the Truth at: http://www.10ktruth.com/the_quotes/truth.htm "Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it." Andre Gide

"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." Buddha

"Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it." Mark Twain

"Truth, like a torch, the more it's shook it shines." William Hamilton

"The Truth against the world." Druid maxim

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The Rage's Choice of Sports Quotes for the Month are either by or about Bo Jackson:

"If my mother put on a helmet and shoulder pads and a uniform that wasn't the same as the one I was wearing, I'd run over her if she was in my way. And I love my mother." Bo Jackson

"I am The Can, and I am going to come right at you with my best shit, and if you can hit it, I want to see how far Bo Jackson can hit The Oil Can." Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, Boston Red Sox Pitcher, to Bo Jackson before Jackson hit his first pitch over the 71-foot high score board in straight away center field at Fenway Park. (The ball landed 515 feet from home plate).

"He hit the ball so hard, I couldn't even turn around in time to see it go over the fence." Roger Clemens on Bo Jackson

Lots More Sports Quotes at: http://www.10ktruth.com/the_quotes/quotes.htm

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Latest Rage Race Report (for the whole story with pictures see http://www.10ktruth.com/the_races/marathonrelay.htm )

Oregon Marathon Relay in which Team Killerwatts sent ripples around which of the following on April 21, 2001: a. The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) Fountain (located at the start/finish area) b. The Willamette River c. The Oregon Masters Track Club d. The Track and Field World or e. None of the above Yeah, okay so the correct answer is (e). But to Team Killerwatts, this was huge. While 2:44 would not beat the top 30 individuals in most marathons, that was the furthest thing from my mind, as each of us accepted the traditional Division Winner's hats for this event. However, it did give me some pause to think as I drove home that if Bruce threw his P.R. at us today (2:22), he would have had plenty of time to shower and get dressed while we continued to hack away at our 6:15 pace. I have no idea how anyone can hang on to twenty-six 5:20's. I don't care how young (or old) they are. In order to get a team together, we had to make a deal with The Devil (see Run for the Shamrock race report http://www.10ktruth.com/the_races/shamrock.htm ) himself after Mark Kalen's hamstring started barking a few days before the race. Fortunately, Todd Bosworth was available, which was great after losing a good runner like Mark.

I asked them all about what order they preferred to "carry the stick" (if this classic example of running lingo is new to you, check out RunnerSpeak the 10kTruth.com dictionary of sports terms at http://www.10ktruth.com/q_and_a/vocab.htm ) e.g. we would actually just slap hands. But, in this cutthroat business of covering the runners beat, I'd like to think I am just one cool phrase or two away from being discovered by a major mainstream running publication. So I like to slip in a few technical, jargony running metaphors from time to time you never know) and nobody cared. So I went with Bill, T-Bone, Coop, Todd and me. Bill opened up with a solid first leg, delivering the second place runner right into T-Bone's wheelhouse. We won't talk about the guy that ran the first two legs like a cheetah from one team, and already had about a five minute lead when he made the turn to do the second one. The Bone wasted no time taking charge of second place. He then gave the honors to Coop to take charge of the whole thing after Mr. Cheetah handed off to a human. Not only did Coop grab the lead for Team Killerwatts, he maintained the one hundred yard gap he started with on the surging team now chasing us, now running second.

Once Coop handed the stick to the "Damion," it was all but time for The Final Countdown, baby. Todd absolutely hammered his leg, adding to the efforts of Bill, Bone and Coop for a collective five or six minute lead by the time I got the stick for the anchor leg. Despite getting tangled up in a string connected to one of the helium filled balloons marking the course turnaround point, which probably cost us our sub-2:44 (we finished in 2:44.02), I managed not to choke. Anyway, the answer to the above "ripples" question was best answered by the nice OTCM volunteer who greeted me with a warm, sincere "Congratulations, Chuck." Oh, well. The hats are pretty cool. And because the label says "one size fits most," it would probably fit Chuck, too. And that's The Truth

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Lots of questions for The Rage coming in the old e-mailbag. For the latest see: http://www.10ktruth.com/q_and_a/q_and_a.htm The 10kTruth.com Q&A Archives are found at: http://www.10ktruth.com/q_and_a/training_frame.htm

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Kong Feature Just Added! The Rage did a fly over of the hill affectionately known as Kong (Buck Mountain, which rises over 2,000 feet above the Willamette Valley floor northeast of Coburg, Oregon, the site of many a hard training run). See these aerial shots along with an all new, first time ever, Photo Shoot of a 10kTruth Kong Training Run at: http://www.10ktruth.com/the_road/kong.htm Includes Thoughts on Kong by 10k Truth Guest Writer Bill Welch who explains that Kong is a classic love-hate relationship. He says I love what it does for conditioning, how I feel afterward. I love conjuring up Kong when I come to a hill in a regular run or a race-all other hills I've run pale by comparison. The hate part is chugging away at the steep hill or trying to speed up in the top section after running the hill. More from Bill at: http://www.10ktruth.com/the_road/kong.htm#thoughts

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Copyright 2001, Mike Logan, Bruce Manclark & Cory Eberhart. All Rights Reserved.

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