Wow!!! No wonder he is getting attention for his mileage, that is pounding the
pavement! I wish for his continued success, especially for the Olympics. I hope
it doesn't come back to bite him though, once he overtrains he will not be
able to compete the same for like a year. With what he is doing it is like the
BYU guy said, it is not a matter of if, but when something is going to happen.
Dear Doug, I came across this article in the Deseret News. I am the
daughter of Paul Cummings. I felt that I needed to correct a couple of
inaccuracies with your article. My father at his high mileage was running up to
160 miles. His poor performance in the 1984 Olympics was due to very bad
allergies and the Olympic Committee would only allow him to take kenelog shots.
It put a lot of water weight on him as well as the complications of his severe
allergies. He did suffer from injures later in his career but also had little to
do with his mileage. He was hit by a truck in SLC while training for the
88' Olympics. And struggled with Mono in his later masters years. But
again not related to his high milage. Felt like the information needed to be
accurate especially where he is not here to correct things himself. Thanks!Heidi