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  • #76
    Re: Gabe hammered in letter to editor

    OK, now that this thread has changed to Pre movies, it's risking a DQ in the single-subject 100-posts contest.

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    • #77
      Re: Gabe hammered in letter to editor

      well, linking the thread back to jennings, crudup better get in shape to play gabe in the t&f movie:

      life and times of gabe jennings...

      mix crudyp character of the rock groupie movie with the pre movie and it might work

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      • #78
        Re: too much Gabe?

        The only thing that I see hurting Gabe is that it will take him about 3-4 months to get his running legs back. I guess during that time it will be all base, but it might be just a little too late. It would have been better if he did this with the whole trip ending 1.5 years prior to the Olympics. I think the whole biking thing (at altitude) will benefit his aerobic capacity greatly. Gabe will be a force (low 3:30 guy) if he stays healthy and hungry for a few years.

        M

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        • #79
          Re: too much Gabe?

          2 more things:

          Re: the article on Gabe is not appropriate for a TnF magazine. Ahhh... WRONG! I am the hardest core track fan out there. I love me stats, visit every site known to man repeatedly throughout the day (letsrun, dyestat, run-insight, trackshark, joffrioruning, etc) and the coolest thing about Track and Field News are the Articles. Stats I get basically real time on the internet. And you want more interesting articles about our current track stars? Well, did it ever occur to you guys that are current track stars are really pretty boring making for dull reads?

          Re: Gabe's comeback. I also don't think you guys realize that it was either this trip for Gabe or nothing... meaning no more track. He was burnt. He lost the love. It was a job for him. There is no way he could succeed. You can think of it as an injury to his head and this is his rehab.

          Gabe WILL be back. He was running right up until the day he left for the trip. Its a couple months of active rest people (VERY active rest). Each year the Kenyans take 1-2 months COMPLETELY off. He will be just fine.

          M

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          • #80
            Re: too much Gabe?

            >2 more things:


            Re: Gabe's comeback.
            You can think of it as an injury to
            >his head and this is his rehab.

            Its a couple months of
            >active rest people (VERY active rest). Each
            >year the Kenyans take 1-2 months COMPLETELY off.

            M

            You are right - his head is injured. But, I really don't care to hear the details of his rehab. psychobiketherapy. Nor do I think its worth having that much print devoted to anyone's physical or phychological therapy. A small paragraph in "Status Quo" would be more than sufficient.

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            • #81
              Re: too much Gabe?

              When is Part 6 coming out?

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              • #82
                Re: too much Gabe?

                when is part 6 coming out? Might as well ask when Picasso will paint his next masterpiece; when Beethoven will write another symphony; when the Osmonds will have another top-40 hit.

                You can't rush art----it just happens!

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                • #83
                  Re: too much Gabe?

                  I think Gabe was on the right track going to Bahia to try to "open his hips" -- although drinking and eating off the street in the slums of South America REALLY shows he doesn't have his head screwed on right... His shuffling stride is ludicrous, and he's got to do something about it; it's so unlikely that he's had the degree of success he's had! According to interviews he "learned" this way of running from his father, and he's GOT to unlearn it. I seriously doubt this is possible, at this point, but what the hell; I've never believed in screwing around too much with running style, but Gabe absolutely must. (He also should forget the 1500 -- if he ever gets back into intense training again -- and set out to win gold in the 5K, if gold is what he wants. He can watch WITHOUT LIMITS for inspiration...)

                  As for Stember: the guy is so naturally talented! (I've heard he's run a 46.5 400.) But just look at his body! He's unbelievably "soft" for someone who's posted the times he has. And he just doesn't seem to have the ego to take a race over. (Jennings' performance in the Olympic Trials 1500 final, in contrast, was one of the guttier races I've ever seen.) In my one little contact with him, I mentioned how us Stanford middle-distance runners back in the 70s went out for fifteen mile runs. I might as well have said that we were running 200 miles a week! He was like, woah, that's not for me. Well, dude, if you want to be world-class in the metric mile (and you have the talent to be) you're going to have to put up some hard and long mileage on the road.

                  I wish I knew what kinds of workouts (in the general sense) these Stanford middle-and-long distance guys are running. Anyone out there to enlighten me?

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                  • #84
                    Re: too much Gabe?

                    By going to South America Gabe is running away from success. Maybe he is afraid of it.

                    What is next for Jennings a apocalypse now-type journey into insanity? Maybe he can marry into a amazon warrior tribe and start a new civilization.

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                    • #85
                      Re: too much Gabe?

                      Stember trains like a pure 800 guy who runs the mile. He focus's more on the speed than on the strength and endurance.

                      Gabe's training has been all over the place throughout his career. One summer he did insane mileage, another next to none.

                      That's about all I've got on those 2...

                      M

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                      • #86
                        Re: too much Gabe?

                        Gabe is so far gone he might as well walk home from South America.

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                        • #87
                          Re: too much Gabe?

                          A few
                          >readers have written in to say we've paid too
                          >much attention to the pilgrim's progress of Gabe
                          >Jennings in the last two issues and on this web
                          >site. I disagree. His wild adventure's too
                          >colorful not to pass along.

                          As a T&FN subscriber, I agree with these readers. A brief paragraph in the Status Quo section would've sufficed, not a three-part update. What has Gabe done lately on the track? He isn't internationally ranked, he isn't nationally ranked. He didn't even make the 1500m final at last year's NCAA championships. So big whup! T&FN wasted precious space that should've been given to other athletes who are actually doing something in the sport. For example, T&FN's international coverage needs to be beefed up.

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                          • #88
                            Re: too much Gabe?

                            I'm new here & there is way too many replies given this athlete's lifetime accomplishments.
                            Find another subject to comment on. Enough said.

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                            • #89
                              Re: too much Gabe?

                              The length of this string is amazing, and revealing. The answer: us hardcore knuckleheads are fixated/fascinated by Gabe, but no one else gives a HOOT! He's not a public name, and, at this rate, won't be one. He was a good US runner who never made the slightest international impact. I appreciate the trials and tribulations of growing into adulthood, but its a messy and often horrific process--rather like the making of sausage and legislation--and should be done IN PRIVATE. Like Nancy Reagan, we all need to JUST SAY NO to the Gabe Infotainment "news." Please!!!!

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                              • #90
                                Re: too much Gabe?

                                What, pray tell, prompted the resuscitation of this thread, which had lain dormant for more than two months?

                                And can we put it to rest once again, since everything that could possibly be said about this subject was said some time ago.

                                Mercy, please.

                                We've certainly had too much Gabe on the Board, if not in the mag.

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