Running Nostalgia

Perusing my 1984 “The Complete Runner’s Day-by-Day Log and Calendar” by James F. Fixx. 1984 was probably my most prolific year for running.  I ran thirty races;  three 3000m, one 3 mile,  seven 5k’s, one 5.5 miles,  thirteen 10k’s, one 15k, two 10 miles, one half marathon and one marathon.  High mileage week was 51.7.  

1984 was the first year that women were allowed to compete in the Olympic Marathon.  Sister Marion Irvine, a Roman Catholic nun, was the oldest Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier at age 54 in 2:52:02.  American Joan Benoit Samuelson won the gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 2:24:52.

CSUH Stanislaus Cross Country Meet 5k; 19:29
Bonne Bell 10k, San Francisco, CA; 40:45
San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA; 3:29:35

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