Monday, December 29, 2008

Running Weather

Mid Sixties, that's what I call great weather. I got in a nice 5 miler to the lake and back right before dinner. At a nice pace of 10:18. I've run six of the last seven days and I've run 35 miles. I'm hoping the bump up in mileage will give me a little bit more stamina for PF Chang's Half Marathon next month.

The Legs Feed the Wolf - is a quote from Herb Brooks. He was the head coach of the US Gold Medal Olympic team in 1980. Watch the movie, Miracle on Ice. It's awesome, I watch it every time it's on TV. He was trying to build stamina among his hockey players so that they could keep up with the Russians. He was implying that the wolf needs to have stronger legs than his prey if he plans to eat and that his players needed to have stronger legs than the Russians if they wanted to win.

Here's another quote - "The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts." It's not from "Harry Potter" or even "It's a Wonderful Life". Can you guess what movie it's from?

5 comments:

wmd said...

Man you are pumpin out some miles! I hope to steadily increase over the next few months!

After redaing your post with the quote yesterday I googled the phrase and your post on RW forums came up in the top 5 results... how funny is that?

I love the quote.. now I have to see the movie!

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I've seen Miracle a bunch of times. A great movie of an even greater event.

I have no idea what movie that quote came from.

Have a Happy New Year!

Reid said...

Those are some good quotes. I had to look up the second one. Lawrence of Arabia?

Shortie said...

Hi Pat! Thanks for commenting on my blog. Sounds like you are getting a lot of running in. That is probably a good thing since it's the holidays and it's tempting to be lazy around this time of year. Keep up the good work. :) Shortie

Jeff said...

35 miles in 7 days -- SWEET! You're gonna kick some PF Chang butt, by friend!