Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Dan Browne goes 5 miles with keithrselassie

I emailed these 5 questions to Dan Browne, and asked if I could post his answers on my silly little blog, and wouldn't you know he was gracious enough to accomodate. I greatly appreciate that he would take the time to address my questions. I didn't even have to trick him, and say that I had a lot of readers or anything!

Dan Browne, if you don't know, was one the U.S. marathoners in the 2004 Olympics, and is the reigning U.S. Half Marathon Champion, a title he won here in Houston last January. You can get some training tips, and read his journal on his website www.danbrowne.com, and apparently he even reads the emails from random fans on the internet. He's currently training under Coach Alberto Salazar as part of Nike's Oregon Project.

What workouts do you think provide the most benefit to your running?

DB: It depends on the distance. Mile repeats for the 10k and 1/2 marathon.
400's for the 5k and tempo runs for the marathon.

What is your training like right now? What is on the horizon?

DB: Training is getting back on track. I'm up to 80 miles a week. Hopefully I'll be there in Houston competing!

To what extent do you think performance enhancing drugs are used by elite distance runners?

DB: I have no idea really on that one. I've really tried to stay out of thinking about that stuff.

Will you continue running and racing even when you're really really really old?

DB: I'll run as long as the legs let me!

Do elite athletes feel a connection to the mid-pack marathoner, like we feel towards them?

DB: Yeah, definitely. We all go the same distance! That's the most important thing after all.

Thanks again to Dan Browne for his generocity. We'll be rooting for you when you come back to Houston to defend your title!

Rock on.


Scott said...

Pretty cool stuff! You should add a regular interview segment as part of your blog, emailing various runners (elite or otherwise) and post their responses.

Cassie (TIGGS) said...


Sarah said...

Very cool!!

atownrunner said...


Steve Bezner said...

Yeah, I agree with Scott.

If I could offer a suggestion, try to get a blog spot exclusive with Dean Karnaze.

Very Cool!

Keith said...

I think it was cool too, and I'll try to get more "interviews." I hope everyone is as cool about it.


jen said...

Wow - that was a great post!! Thanks!!!