Re: more info needed

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okay… I’ve seen the Oly trials stuff.. in fact I think there was a snippet on one board about this year being so much better than 2000… and the total sub-2:20 numbers are amazing…

and thanks for letting me stay in the sport just for trying so hard 😉

I actually agree that things have slipped (the less is more trend) but possibly 1980 was a bubble year… too good to be true, an outlier in the statistical sense, whatever you want to call it (and the years around it)…

But you can say the same thing about Americans saving (<1percent of salary as opposed to Japan, about 5%), literacy (dropped this last decade) and trends in obesity…

so we agree, we (America) are on a downward slide… what can be done beside bemoaning the facts… I’ll tell my 11 year old to shut off the TV and go out and run with me this afternoon and we’ll have grilled salmon & a green salad for dinner…

seriously… I’ve suggested to the school that in after school care they might consider using the gym instead of the cafeteria and was told insurance didn’t cover the kids playing anything but their gameboys…

I also think you’re right about people wanting to complete one marathon in their life… so maybe when they are all done at least the races won’t be as crowded…

-r