Back from Portugal

Sekyen and I just returned from Portugal where I had my two-day corporate speaking presentation. It was great to share The O’Meara Process with people from all over the world. We had participants from China, Singapore, Czech Republic, Russia, Italy, U.A.E., Germany, Indonesia, Thailand, and USA. The volcanic island of Madeira gave me an opportunity to alter my training regime a bit and run its mountainous terrain. Now it is time to recover from the international travel, get back into my training routines, and prepare for my upcoming race schedule.

While I was gone, I read that Joan Benoit Samuelson (a Bowdoin alum as well) broke the U.S. womens’ 50+ record in the 2008 U.S. Olympic Qualifying the day before the Boston Marathon in 2:49. Sekyen and I had the fortunate opportunity to visit and run with Joan last summer in Maine. She let me know that breaking 2:50 was her last goal in her fabulous running career. I am glad to see that she met her aspiration.

Also, my youngest brother, Marc, (the Nutrition Consultant for the One Mile Runner) ran his 12th Boston Marathon in a row – breaking the 4 hour mark in 2008. Congrats Marc!

With just 10 days to go to my first race in Tarpon Springs, Florida, we are looking forward to beginning our journey…

Posted in - My Daily Journal 2008.

One Comment

  1. Dear Dave:
    Although Irina and I will not be able to attend your race in Tarpon Springs we will be with you in spirit. You are a great inspiration to an older athlete like myself. You also are the best tennis coach I have ever been around in 30 years. Irina won her first USTA singles match Thurs. evening against Bath and Racquet thanks in large measure to your last minute adjustments. Again Dave, we do hope to catch up to one of your races during our travels this summer and we will keep track of your adventure on-line of course. Good Luck in Tarpon!
    Jim and Irina

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