|Bill Rodgers - Dexter-Ann Arbor 2012, Shoes, More|
|Written by Tracey Cohen|
|Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:42|
“I had a good experience at the Dexter-Ann Arbor Races in every way.”
Quite the endorsement expressed by four-time Boston Marathon Champion, Bill Rodgers, a remarkable athlete whose long-standing running career has included far reaching corners of our world.
“I enjoyed the race course, and racing with USA Track & Field was a unique experience as well,” Rodgers further noted and added,
“Ann Arbor is a pretty and interesting place. I’d love to return!”
A sentiment shared by many who had the pleasure of chatting with Bill.
“Friendly, down to earth, a nice guy,” described Steve Angerman, co-owner of Running Fit.
“He relates to all runners and makes you feel like an old friend, even if you’ve just met for the first time. He’s the nicest, most sincere celebrity we’ve had the opportunity to bring into our stores to meet everyday runners.”
Running Fit founder, Randy Step, exclaimed, “He really is Peter Pan! He’s been all around the world and remembers people from simple events. A very humble man.”
Having had a long, illustrious career, Rodgers explained that he still likes to be competitive in his age group, but his desire to keep going, be a part of the sport and avoid injury, is most important.
He encourages others to take their time, have fun and cautions athletes about the pitfalls of over training.
A proponent of the Galloway Run-Walk-Run method, Rodgers enthused, “Walking is great!” and recommends some form of cross training for all athletes.
Though Bill explained that over the years, he learned to not be afraid of trying new approaches in his running, regarding shoes, Rodgers asserted that while he likes a snug, form fitting, lightweight fit, he would not use footwear considered to be ‘truly minimalist’ in nature.
Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Bill further mentioned that the Bill Rodgers Running Center owned and operated by himself and brother, Charlie, does not sell minimal shoes.
Located in Faneuil Hall Market Place in Boston, their Running Center boasts ‘walls full of running memorabilia’ entitling all who come to visit, an in depth look of running history.
Bill’s future plans include any number of appearances at events and races across the country where he promotes our sport while sharing his books, passion, glowing personality and infectious smile.
For more information on the Bill Rodgers Running Center, Galloway training and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, please visit http://www.billrodgersrunningcenter.com http://www.jeffgalloway.com https://dxa2.com respectively.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 24 June 2012 16:44|