On Catching the Kenyans

In the continuing debate over whether great marathoners are a byproduct of nature or nurture, maybe it’s just both. This coach has arranged for housing, benefits, and reduced work hours to help a talented group of U.S. marathoners reach their full potential. (Hmmm, doesn't make my idea for a triathlete commune in Crystal Cove, an area of Laguna Beach, seem so crazy after all.)

“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.”
– Kevin Hanson, Coach of Hansons-Brooks Distance Project (www.hansons-running.com)

These words also seem fitting for everyone doing IM Louisville this weekend, too. I’ll be thinking good thoughts for all of you!