11 Oct '15, 6pm

Luke Puskedra scores five minute PB taking fifth in Chicago! by Larry Eder, #chimarathon, @abbottwmm, #lukepuskedra

Luke Puskedra scores five minute PB taking fifth in Chicago! by Larry Eder, #chimarathon, @abbottwmm, #lukepuskedra

It is amazing how things turn out. Serendipity? Well, in the case of Luke Puskedra, a fine collegiate runner, who dreamed of making an Olympic team (still does), the first tastes of the world of elite marathoning were bitter. A less than spectacular first marathon, plus feeling much pressure, were what Luke Puskedra mentioned as causes for his time away from the sport. "At first, I would agree to come out and time workouts," was how Luke Puskedra commented on how Andy Powell, coach at Oregon, would get Puskedra to come back to running. "Then, I was running five days a week," noted Luke. The job of a coach is many fold: confessor, cheerleader, listener, sales person, and knowing when to just let momentum build. Having observed Andy Powell since high school, I believe that Powell is one of those coaches who truly gets it. An attention to detail and confirmed belief that Luke...

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