I thanks your this post because that able me to say the reasons I stop post in that Bakken´s site.
Earlier I start posting 2 times in that Marius site. After second post – Marius send me an e-mail asking me if I wanted to write a few articles and he ask me also if so what´s was the price ?. I reply him saying that I will do that for free. That´s what I did.
Of course after that I did keep on posting as “RoadRunner” for a while. Let me say to you that allthat I took from my contribution that´s I did friends all over the world – a few of them are my close friends actually, one or another they come to Portugal and did visit me, a few of them I coach them actually, a few of them I still share private e-mails with them frequently.
At that time i also received e-mails from top international American runners to average class runners - asking me several questions about training that I usually I did reply.
Contrary to what you think I never come close to regret what I write and what I did post, no bad feelings, no negative emotions. I love them all – since you Masa, to a Running Art, to Ghost – what a fantastic poster that Canadian Ghost.
As I live close to spain - In the past year i did a great curiosity for top spain runners. Among them Alberto Garcia. You did lots of posts about Alberto Garcia – because I taught that he did a good training method. But when I knew he did a positive EPO test I did very disappointed and that´s shame for me to know that he was a lie. So I stop posting for a while, so disappointed I was. I hate drugs in the sport.
But then a few months later, that come to me a Portuguese publishing Enterprise that offers me a good contract for 1 year to write what I want about running in exclusivity in several media, and I close that contract, but that don´t allows me to write or talk or post for Europe, during that period. Now you know the reason because I didn´t post. More recently there come to me via e-mails another proposals to write for Europeans sites – but I did refuse for the same reason.
Now about the emotions or my emotional temperament. I could say so much about that but all of us we are tired of discussions out of our passion subject - that´s running.
If you want to talk about phychology then go to phychology sites.
So I don´t say nothing about that really. That´s all in the posts. You can judge by yourselves. I´m free to spend my time with discussions, comments and opinions but simply about the whole running activity, based in people ideas, not individual temperaments, the mood or any other individual characteristics – language, skin color, citizenship, social environment, whatever. Just pure enjoyment to read or to write about what I love since kid – running. I do 50 years old and I still love running and see running.
Those who knows me they are able to confirm that i´m saying the truth.