'88 Marathon Trials...
Last Go Round
Over the course of the previous twelve years I had
my share of highs and lows. Athletic careers are like a tough cross country
course. Mine was no different, I enjoyed a modicum of success.
I did not achieve my ultimate goals, winning the Boston Marathon and making an Olympic Team. I did live the dream and strove toward whatever perfection I might achieve. That is what athletics/running was for me.
There were moments, sometimes in competition other times just out for a run, when everything would fall into place, mentally and physically I felt un-stoppable. I ran for those moments, it was then I knew who I was, a being in motion.
That is the power of athletics/running like art, discovering something within your self.
The rest of this summary is an exchange from LetsRun.com in 2001:
Question to: Hodgie-San
Subject: 1988 Oly Trials
Posted 9-7-2001 17:59
Reply To This Message: From Hodgie-san
Subject: 88 Trials Marathon
Posted 9-8-2001 16:19
That's my/a version, sorry for the long-winded message. This is a record length for me.
comment on Above:
Posted 9-8-2001 18:03
Just a quick note to mention how much I enjoyed your reply, Hodgie-san, and also your website.
Heats - first 6 plus 6 fastest losers qualify, July 15, 20.30 Hr
10th All Comers Track Meet Lowell Ma. - 2 mile 9:18 3rd
Brad Hurst 9:16
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