You stating that Jimmy is blue-collar is a misnomer. I agree that he is working 40+ hrs/week, but not blue-collar. How many of the Oly Trial Marathoners actually are blue collar, working construction, factory work, etc? I'm not taking anything away from him because I commend him for keeping a well-rounded lifestyle, which is important. I knew a guy at college that over the summer he worked at a factory welding from 11pm-7am, go for a 7 mile run after work. He would then go shingle for his father's construction company until about 2pm, then go for about a 4-5 mile run. Sleep until 9:00pm and then get and go for another 4-5 mile run before work. He ended up running sub 30k over the summer and before XC season started ran a 19:05 4-miler and 1:06 for half-marathon. During his college days, he worked at a pizza place delivering pizzas from 6pm to midnight or so. He was always a hard worker and runner. He retired from running a couple years after college and settled down to have a family. He retired from working at age 50, sent his 3 kids to college, house is paid off, etc. He still goes out for about a 4-5 miler daily. I always wondered what he could have done if he just concentrated on running and not dooing anything else.