wejo
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"The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/13/2012 11:09PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That was Brian Olinger's quote today and he's never run a marathon or half marathon (but has run an 8:19 steeple and 28:07 10k).

The question is what percent of guys and gals do you think are going into this thing thinking they can make the team.

A 2:45 woman probably just wants a pr but some 2:18 guys might even be thinking they can make it if everything falls together.

I'd say more of the men's field has the dream than the women's.

Olinger's quote is right at this point in this video if you want to watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnZo_NR3Kbs#t=282
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RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/13/2012 11:49PM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I started a similar thread about a month ago (although I didn't mention Olinger):

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4364857
bucksbucvks
RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/14/2012 12:36AM - in reply to ` Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
That is exactly what he should be thinking.
wejo
co-founder
RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/14/2012 12:40AM - in reply to bucksbucvks Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

bucksbucvks wrote:

That is exactly what he should be thinking.


I agree. I don't want to give the impression I don't agree.
malmo
RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/14/2012 1:36AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
There are dreams and there are nightmares. Look out for Freddy at the 30k mark.
shitetalker
RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/14/2012 11:47AM - in reply to malmo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
It appears that Olinger needs to respect the marathon more than he did.
kirk 151 herbstreet
RE: "The training's gone well, I have nothing to lose and I'm here to make the Olympic team" 1/14/2012 12:03PM - in reply to malmo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

malmo wrote:

There are dreams and there are nightmares. Look out for Freddy at the 30k mark.


True that.