|Published in "Run Blog Run" Mar 22
"This is a special interview for me," stated Larry Eder
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
As printed in Run Blog Run, " Bob Anderson is the founder of Runner's World. He ran it from its start in 1966 until he sold it to Rodale Press in 1985. Bob is a lifetime runner, and also a life time entrepreneur.
As with any entrepreneur, there are good things and there are not so good things. Bob had new ideas each and every day. Those were the good things. Some of the ideas worked, and some did not. Those were the bad or tough things.
Many great writers, editors and media savvy people came through the doors of Runners World. Amazing people like John Brant, Danny Ferrara, Dan Gruber, Tim Gruber, John Schenone, Jewel Chu, Vern Walther, Catherine Cassidy, all come to mind. Amby Burfoot, Bob Wischnia, Marty Post, Joe Henderson, Joan Ullyot and George Sheehan were also some of the great people who came through the doors of Runners World.
Before I worked at RW, I purchased running shoes through Bob's store, Starting Line Sports....
Bob Anderson's journey is fascinating. Going from a high school track athlete to a publisher before his high school graduation. Bob is still as competitive as they come, but he seems quite happy, with his business Ujena, his family, his grand kids, his running and his 50 race challenge.
In giving up the magazine he birthed, Bob was able to get back into running. Makes sense somehow..."
Here is the link: RunBlogRun
(Larry is the group publisher of Shooting Star Media and the president of Running Network. Thanks Larry for publishing this interview.)
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|Training Run Mar 20 Redwood Shores
Met Art a running buddy at Oracle
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
I really needed to get in some miles today. I started off the day by running 6.2 miles up at Rancho. I ran easy. It was so nice running first thing up there in the hills. Then I met, Art, a running buddy I have known for over 20 years this afternoon.
Mike getting the bicycle ready for the run.
Art works at Oracle and runs here a lot during lunch. We ran 3.5 miles today.
Art and I have run a lot of races together. Our PR's on many events are almost the same. However, Art has run a lot better times than me at distances of one mile or under.
Art just turned 60 March 11. He doesn't act or look 60 to me.
Heading back...it was a good run. I love these training runs.
After the run, we had a chance to speak with Art and get it on film for "A Long Run"
The backdrop for our interview. Photos by Michael Anderson director "A Long Run"
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Thanks Art, I enjoyed our training run. Always nice to share stories. Best of luck on Friday!!!Bob Anderson 3/20/12 11:48 pm
I lived in Redwood Shores for almost seven years. Great place to run but the wind can be a factor. I often felt I needed a sail.Richard Stiller 3/21/12 7:43 am