Ultimate Blue Collar Runner
“When I was at my best, especially my 20s, at one point … I was working about 50, 60 hours a week and training for Marine Corps in ’84, ’85, ’86 while working in a loading dock. I was doing a lot of lifting. I was exhausted. I would come home and do hour-and-a-half runs. I chose that path, and once I became an elite runner, I never gave that up. It’s one of those things: I didn’t know how to give that up. When you were in the world of working hard, working a job, trying to make a living, coaching high school track, I loved running so much that I focused on running and working and coaching and helping people out. I didn’t know how to give that up as an elite runner, and I think that prevented me from getting faster. I got faster at a shorter distance, but the marathon was at a standstill because I had too much on my plate.”
– Five-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier and two-time Marine Corps Marathon champion Darrell General talking about training and racing at an elite level while working multiple jobs.
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