May 14, 2014

Advice from a Record Holder - Greg Meyer

During the expo for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, I got a chance to meet Greg Meyer. He set the American record for ten miles with a time of 46:13 back on March 27, 1983 (at the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, no less). I arrived just as he finishing up speaking on how it was time for his record to be broken (spoiler alert, it wasn't at the race). I would have loved to hear him speak, but missed out on that. Instead, I met him as he was signing autographs a little later on, where I got this photo.

I got a chance to speak with him shortly. I told him how I had run my first half marathon in January and how I was both very nervous but excited for the race the next day. He game me some advice for race day. The record holder, Greg Meyer, told me to

Find a pretty girl and follow her all the way to the finish.

That light-hearted advice gave me a little smile. Who am I to argue with a man of his racing experience?

My wife, on the other hand, might want to argue that advice.

What's your favorite running advice you've received?

1 comment:

  1. Start and keep running. You never know how far you can go. Advise I got at my first 5K.