Brett T.

Brett T.

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Dave Kuehls

  • Jul 24th, 2017 at 2:00AM

There is a running writer called Dave Kuehls who is one of my inspirations. Back in 1999 after I drunkenly accepted the challenge to run a marathon, I went out and bought his book "4 months to a 4 hour marathon," which took me from never having run more than 6 miles in one go, to a sub 4 hour marathon.....in 4 months.

I can't recommend the guy enough. He "gets" the average runner and is beloved amongst the Clydesdale running community. One of the things that Dave says in a few of his pieces is that the hardest thing to do in training is to take the first step (which is pretty obvious) every day. So he advocates rewarding yourself after tough runs, and is pretty open that he has a couple of beers in the shower after really long runs.

This is a long way of saying that it wasn't my fault for drinking a bottle of wine and having a few beers with my fancy French dinner last night. It was Dave Kuehls' fault.

38:45 for the 6.5, got a lot stronger after the first 15 minutes. Hope everyone is doing great!

 
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7 comments

Greg V.Greg V.Kenzai Member
almost 2 years ago

wow great pace!


    Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
    Assistant Traineralmost 2 years ago

    Damn it. I'm really upset with you for this, Brett. It's irresponsible. You go for a good run, and then have BEER with your French dinner?! You should've had several varieties of excellent wine. Stick to the theme!

    Ok, I saw it coming, but I still cackled out loud when I got to the 3rd paragraph. Obviously I need to check out Kuehls. Are you rereading him?


      Brett T.Brett T.Alumni
      almost 2 years ago

      i messed up. what i meant to write was that i had a couple beers after the run, then a bottle of wine with the fancy French f
      dinner. my apologies for this misunderstanding.

      and yes, i read pretty much everything Dave Kuehls writes.


        Brett T.Brett T.Alumni
        almost 2 years ago

        it was 38:45, not 28:45. again, my apologies.


          Ed CenterEd CenterKenzai Member
          Assistant Traineralmost 2 years ago

          Whew. I'm so relieved about the wine.


            Amber W.Amber W.Kenzai Member
            almost 2 years ago

            That is fast! Well done


              Ward WillisWard WillisKenzai Blast: T-shirt Ready | Day 2 (Member)
              Head Traineralmost 2 years ago

              Great recommendo for so run related reading. Just maybe we'll see a Kenzai Marathon program one of these days and it can be nice to have a few go to resources to guide our hand.


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