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
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.