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coachTi
Pro Runner Documentary 1/7/2013 7:05PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
y
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/7/2013 7:24PM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sounds like he dislikes his job.
laces out
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/7/2013 9:26PM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Nice video. Great introduction to Ryan and insight.
tempo fugit
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/8/2013 1:10AM - in reply to laces out Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

laces out wrote:

Nice video. Great introduction to Ryan and insight.


+1
redux
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/8/2013 8:09AM - in reply to tempo fugit Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
+1

We need more of these!
demifond79
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 7:31AM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
nice documentary. There is potential in his running form...
NJ Possible
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 8:59AM - in reply to redux Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

redux wrote:

+1

We need more of these!


yep. honest and well done.
Biomech
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 9:34AM - in reply to demifond79 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

demifond79 wrote:

nice documentary. There is potential in his running form...


This was a great documentary, and I thought the same thing. The guy does a lot of work and deserves the most precise coaching in all aspects. I am not saying Dave Smith hasn't done a good job, because he has, but no one coach can help him in all aspects. He needs to see a biomechanic, if not doing so already. I am a PhD student in one of the premier biomechanic schools in the country. Someone get this guy to a biomechanic!
jampaked
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 9:45AM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Cool story, but very poor editing.
asdfasdf
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 9:55AM - in reply to jampaked Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
He's really boring... He spoke in a very boring, monotone voice. He never smiled, never showed enthusiasm for what he's doing. Is that really better than doing a 9-5 if he also has to work at a running store? How depressing...
BeenFitBeenRight
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 10:31AM - in reply to asdfasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Derek Scott sighting at 20' in!
mako
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 10:34AM - in reply to asdfasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Anyone know how often he is in the Czech Republic? He has a Czech wife and from time to time I find him in results of races here (even smallish local races but that was a few years ago). I met him last summer in Prague, he said he even understood Czech language
Hopeful Runner
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 10:34AM - in reply to asdfasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I liked it. was interesting
fgfg
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 10:47AM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
he said no one would ask for his autograph

I infact got his autogragh at the ottawa 10 k a couple of years ago

he thanked me for asking

nice kid

I always follow and hope he does well in his races

got Merga's autograph at that race too. he's said to be harsh with the press but he was nice to me


why get autographs ?

had some beers, but I follow the sport and admire them more then much more famous richer atleltes

I saw him and said to myself... shit that's ryan vail
oheo
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 10:59AM - in reply to Hopeful Runner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
flotrack guys should take some notes. well done
asdfasdf
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 11:33AM - in reply to oheo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It wasn't well done!!! I don't want to wear Brooks gear now because that video and that running store were so boring. Smile a little bit when you're on camera or at least when you're selling shoes to customers!
RRRR
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 11:42AM - in reply to asdfasdf Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

asdfasdf wrote:

He's really boring... He spoke in a very boring, monotone voice. He never smiled, never showed enthusiasm for what he's doing. Is that really better than doing a 9-5 if he also has to work at a running store? How depressing...


He'll be excited when he wins his next big race. This is the way it is for most guys on the professional bubble. They work 20-25 hours a week on their feet in retail, get a small stipend on top of that, and hopefully have a contract that pays for things like health insurance, housing, food, travel, entry to races, gear, etc. That's why prize money is such a big deal. The extra $5,000-10,000 a year from winning smaller races in the USA can be the deciding factor between training comfortably and being scared to death of next month's bills.

Professional runners are happiest when racing and winning. It's all the hours that they put in outside of that just trying to survive that no one ever notices. That's why honest movies like this are so important for the running community.
tgirl
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 2:38PM - in reply to mako Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ryan and Eva (his "Czech mate") split their time between Portland and Prague. Last year they were in Prague for most of July, August and September. I'm not certain what their calendar entails for 2013.

mako wrote:

Anyone know how often he is in the Czech Republic? He has a Czech wife and from time to time I find him in results of races here (even smallish local races but that was a few years ago). I met him last summer in Prague, he said he even understood Czech language
Montesquieu
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 5:07PM - in reply to coachTi Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Thanks . . . very enjoyable. He's clearly a serious and focused runner who happens to be low-key--scarcely boring or a vice.

coachTi wrote:

Enjoy....

http://vimeo.com/55762728
MrGambinus
RE: Pro Runner Documentary 1/9/2013 5:14PM - in reply to Montesquieu Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think hes just nervous and lacking some confidence (not running-wise). He's just an everyday human who is happy to earn some money with his sport, no big superstar who is used to interviews and stuff. We tend to forget that when watching Videos and Interviews.


But I enjoyed it. He seems very nice.
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