Don't criticize him for his interview so much. Not everyone is an outgoing media personality. I'd for one would be super awkward.
Also, interesting that he has to work in retail.
Exactly. Seems like a nice enough guy, but came across as really disenchanted with running.
Sounds like he dislikes his job.
You impressionable pansies.
The documentary was boring and Ryan seems unenthusiastic and miserable.
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...
I thought his demeanor was honest. He said he's a guy in a humble sport just focused on getting through his next workout and trying to keep his career going...and I could feel that in his delivery. He's not a flashy guy and I'm glad that he didn't try to convince me that he was.
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.
This. I thought the documentary was near perfect for how it portrayed professional running for all but the super elite.
The video captured the reality of being a 2.11 marathoner - toil and solitude - yet providing simple rewards of a personal nature.
What running store is that? He looks completely bored. He looks like he'd rather be anywhere else than that store. Whenever I go into a running shop the elite/fast guys generally are bored, dislike helping newcomers or cop an attitude. That's just been my experience.
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!