Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]


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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 3:19 am

Vencio2.....
Let me answer some of your remarks.

1. I'm a writer---1000's and 1000's of pages of all forms of writing, from novels to haiku's in length---and since I'm still in the age bracket of typewriters and handwriting, I tend to use "CAPS" to show where emphasis/change of voice volume should be given a word or phrase. Same with "!!!". Those are used to show emphasis also....or "hystericalicity" (LOL), as Woody Allen might say it.

2. If you read ALL (Oops!!) of my posts, on every subject and athlete, you'll notice I'm similarly enthusiastic as I am with Cain.

3. Read what I wrote about her Re-RUN race. I predicted she'd come in 4th or worse, not be the winner. (Even though I feel she's close to entering the top 5 or 10 of America's elite!) I also said she would NOT break Gallagher's HSR. Too tough of a record. (Note that Cain, in an interview after the race, said she'd "love to go under 2:00", and that she was "just throwing that out there".)

4. As for expecting WR's or fast times in early season, or in every race, I don't, really. I HOPE for them (fast times), but don't expect them! But in the past, there've been some quick races at Mt SAC, Penn, the early Stanford meet....as well as indoors.

5. Yes, I ran for 30 years. And I always ran for time, even in my slowest runs. I'd go for a course record (my courses, not official race courses!) almost every time. Then I'd create new courses when I couldn't run faster on the old ones! Stupid way to train, but that's the way I was!

Now, on to Doha!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby 26mi235 » Fri May 10, 2013 6:30 am

Us middle-of-the-pack guys can go for time because we are not racing others very much (beating someone for 51st just isn't the same). But top guys are interested in winning races and that makes them great. Barrier breakers are a little in between, because the are racing that barrier. I think top guys are interested in time, but a substantial portion of that is that it is a marker for where they are at competitively. Take The Big O -- she is not defined by her PR but by her two top races.

Salazar is more concerned with Cain learning how to race at the international level than what her specific times are, I think.

Nicely composed post -- I will read more of what you say when it is in that format than the scattered lines going down a big swath of the screen. Also, on the 'top line' there are the bold, italics and underline functions (as well as the quote, etc.) They make posts look cleaner and classier than using caps a lot. Take the time to respect your audience.

Also, welcome to the board, half-mile guy :); I have already read three of your posts.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby ExRun » Fri May 10, 2013 6:39 am

I like Aaronk's posts and don't find anything creepy about them. This site would be a lot duller without him!!!!!!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby aaronk » Fri May 10, 2013 6:42 am

ExRun wrote:I like Aaronk's posts and don't find anything creepy about them. This site would be a lot duller without him!!!!!!


Thank you, dear Sir or Madam!
You just made my day! :D :D

Now, on to the Doha meet!!
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby gh » Wed May 22, 2013 10:57 am

Gleason wrote:[...
I agree. If she fails to make the team for the Senior World Championships - as I expect - she can qualify for the Youth World Championships at St. Louis two days later. ..


That is apparently the plan.
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Re: Mary Cain vs America's Elite at Drake [4:10.77 HSR]

Postby 26mi235 » Wed May 22, 2013 11:11 am

And that is a good plan because it has her in international championship competitions where you learn to compete in that different environment. The Trials have some championship similarity, but they are individual competitions with no national team competition element.
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