experience! The coach knew nothing about track and practice every day was a time trial- literally. No surprise, I didn’t attempt to do track in college at Bloomsburg. XC didn’t exist at Bloom at that time either, so running took a pause. I often told my runners that the Battle at Marathon hadn’t occurred yet when I was a young runner. I started to run a little for fitness as a graduate student @ ‘64-‘67.
What 3 short tips would you offer hopeful lifetime runners?