In Chapter 9 ("First Principles") of Bowerman and the Men of Oregon, Kenny Moore discusses some of the grindingly-hard jobs that Coach Bill Bowerman arranged for his student-athetes. Working weekend shifts in local sawmills "... offered much-needed assistance and, in return, taught a greater set of lessons. Among them were those of the marathon, of not giving up, of finding out what others could endure and then, once a little calloused in both mind and body, whether one could measure up."

(cf. WithoutLimits (12 Feb 2005), BillBowerman (18 Feb 2006), ...)

TopicLiterature - TopicRunning - TopicLife - 2006-08-28

(correlates: RunningVersusTraining, OutOfMyWay, FunVersusEntertainment, ...)