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Track Town, USA! (Apr 26 2009, 11:04 PM)
 

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Track Town, USA!

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Duncan   on Apr 26 2009, 11:04 PM

I just got back from the Oregon Relays.  The race went terrible for me, but in my defense I am coming off an injury, it was my first race back, I got stuck in Section 2, and the pace went out very slow.  I'm not too worried about it though since I'm still feeling my training a lot.  Once I start cutting back I'll be feeling good.  I won't be close to what I was hoping for this season but a PR is still in my future.

Anyway, the reason I'm writing this is because I found my new home.  I mean, I've been to Eugene many times before ever since I was a kid.  I've run on Pre's Trail, seen Pre's Rock, been up to Skinner Butte, run through Hendrick's Park, been to Emerald's games, and toured the campus.  But this was the first time I've been to a major track meet there and let me tell you, the atmosphere is incomparable  to anywhere else.  Sure, I watched the trials and I've heard the stories and seen other track meets on TV, but you cannot understand how it feels until you're there.  I know the history of the town and know all the stories but I didn't undertand the feeling until this weekend.  It is just unreal.  I have every intent on moving out there in the next few years.  I already have a job lined up for this coming year but after that it's Eugene or bust!  How could you take yourself seriously as a runner and NOT want to live there?

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