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Posted On December 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

December 2009

12 Annual Best Quotes of the Year If for no other reason, this issue is the reason you have a subscription, to see who said what. Sometimes it’s hilarious, sometimes it’s extremely touching, sometimes it’s insightful, and other times, with a deep sense of the profound, it’s almost predicting the future. This issue has become our most popular issue with the most writing coming from you, the readers, and the athletes we train alongside. What started out as part of “The Best Of” issue (that comes next month), this collectionRead More
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Posted On November 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

November 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: What’s the average weight of an adult man and woman in the U.S.? ….Runner, cyclist, triathlete, and White Rock Lake walker, BETTY FORSVAL turned 75 on October 15. She keeps fit with a pack of friends who have known each other for 20 years. Currently, along with her husband, MURRAY FORSVAL, 78, they have run in 49 of the U.S. states. Alaska, which will be the last one, will be scratched off in 2010. Murray, who tries to stay up with his wife, had his second bad cyclingRead More
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Posted On October 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

October 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the average yearly income of an Ironman triathlete? ….On October 7th TODD MARTIN, 46, died while riding his bike in the 3000 block of Precinct Road. He was riding with other members of the Fort Worth Bicycling Association when he had ridden ahead of a large group of riders and apparently gone off the road. There was no damage to Martin’s bike. Just a week before, Martin completed 318 miles in 24 hours to finish second in the solo male division of the Texas Time TrialsRead More
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Posted On September 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

September 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: How much muscle mass do we lose after the age of 35? ….In the July issue we reported LIZA HUNTER-GALVAN, 40, former Dallas White Rock Marathon Champion and 2008 Olympic 35th overall finisher (2:34:51), had tested positive for a banned substance. It was announced on Aug 26 that she was officially banned for two years. Hunter has recently run three marathons in three months (2:52, 2:42, and 2:30). Hunter has won the San Antonio marathon six times, including her personal best 2:29:37 set in November 2008, winning theRead More
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Posted On September 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

September 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is the life expectancy of a red blood cell? Local runner EDDIE “FAST EDDIE” PASCACIO died of cancer Sunday, Aug 23rd. He is survived by his wife, JENNI, also a runner. “I miss him immensely,” she wrote. “It is with a very heavy heart that I must deliver the news that my companion, best friend and soul mate went to be with our Father in Heaven last night. I still cannot believe he is gone… Though I am constantly reminding myself to celebrate what we had asRead More
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Posted On July 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

July 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: How long did it take for the New York City Marathon to fill up this year?… …LIZA GALVAN HUNTER, 40, former Dallas White Rock Marathon Champion and 2008 Olympic 35th overall finisher (2:34:51), has tested positive for a banned substance, according to running web-site, www.letsrun.com, and the Sunday Star-Times newspaper from her home country of New Zealand. Hunter has recently run three marathons in three months (2:52, 2:42, 2:30). Hunter has won the San Antonio marathon six times, including her personal best 2:29:37 set in November 2008, winningRead More
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Posted On June 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

June 2009

An update of the June 15 meeting at Winfrey Point concerning the lighting of White Rock Lake: DAN BORUFF introduced PHIL NEELY to discuss the technical aspects of lighting. Though this was probably meant to be informative, Neely’s hour talk sucked the life out of the room full of people who wanted to discuss how the White Rock Lake Task Force came to this point without considering the number one users of the lake (walkers, runners, and cyclists). Shockingly, CHIP NORTHRUP and Councilman SHEFFIE KADANE were absent. Northrup had beenRead More
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Posted On May 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

May 2009

Track Workouts Here’s a partial list of known area track workouts. Send us yours to be listed. Tuesdays, 5:30 pm Plano West High School, Parker and the Tollway, on Willowbend, Plano contact GERALD JACKSON, Gerald@negativesplitracing.com http://calendar.negativesplitracing.com for links to locations Tuesday, 6:45 pm, TNT Hillcrest High School, Hillcrest and Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas contact CHRIS PHELAN, coachphelan@sbcglobal.net Wednesdays, 6:00pm Allen High School corner of Rivercrest and Greenville (Route 5), Allen contact DAVE YOUNG, irondave@gmail.com TRIVIA QUESTION: At 10’ wide, what is the cost to construct one mile of the runningRead More
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Posted On April 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

The Closing of White Rock Lake: Light Wars

Editor’s note: The following exclusive true story of events took months to compile, organize, and write. It may be one of our longest stories ever, because of its importance to Dallas’ active population. Because of its length, the usual stories and columns were moved to the next issue. We hope you understand and appreciate the below story. — The Bee Keeper I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY, …AND HE LIVES AT WHITE ROCK LAKE. Attending a White Rock Lake Task Force meeting on the lighting of White Rock Lake on FebruaryRead More
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Posted On March 1, 2009By Coach PhelanIn The Phish Bowl

March 2009

TRIVIA QUESTION: What is considered the standard distance between bike racks in a triathlon transition area? Elite triathlete AHMED ZAHER was hit by an angry driver on Jan.29 while training on his bicycle at a camp he sponsors in Hawaii. His collar bone was broken, along with some broken ribs that punctured his lung, and he had severe road rash. JEFF BEAUREGARD was first on the scene along with JEANNE JONES, both part of the camp. They immediately took care of Ahmed. According to KHAI HARBUT who was on theRead More