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March 16, 2009

Jim Sorenson Interview - World Class Runners

Written by Dena Evans

An interesting up-close with our own Ponce de Leon from the Younger Legs for Older Runners Blog.

Here’s a preview:

Younger Legs: What do you do now in your training that you never did when you were younger?
Jim Sorensen: When I was younger, I would often hammer the last couple of repeats or intervals. I may run the last few quicker now, but I don’t blast them like I used to. I am also willing to take more days off. So it’s basically the same theme as we talked about before - I am more conservative. But that’s kind of funny, because I was always forced to be conservative in my training when I was younger, since I was so injury prone. So, in reality, I guess there’s nothing that much different. Everything is just on a smaller scale. This may be due to the fact that I now have a teaching career - not just because I am older.
Last modified on October 10, 2010
Dena Evans

Dena Evans

Dena Evans joined runcoach in July, 2008 and has a wide range of experience working with athletes of all stripes- from youth to veteran division competitors, novice to international caliber athletes.

From 1999-2005, she served on the Stanford Track & Field/ Cross Country staff. Dena earned NCAA Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year honors in 2003 as Stanford won the NCAA Division I Championship. She was named Pac-10 Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2003-04, and West Regional Coach of the Year in 2004.

From 2006-08, she worked with the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative, helping to expand the after school fitness programs for elementary school aged girls to Mountain View, East Menlo Park, and Redwood City. She has also served both the Stanford Center on Ethics and the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession as a program coordinator.

Dena graduated from Stanford in 1996.

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