Greenville, South Carolina home of cyclist George Hincapie, BMW North America, and Furman University, where doctors Pierce, Moss and Muir teach and preach running for life. These men have perfected the ideal way to be faster on your feet as explained in their book, Run Less Run Faster. The book has sold well over 100,000 copies and a second edition was printed in 2011. It's been my running bible and go-to book the past five years. I use the track workouts and marathon training plans religiously.
There is a small blurb in the book about the Furman FIRST Running Retreat that the authors host annually. When I heard about the retreat, I knew I needed to go. So off to Greenville, I went. With two friends in tow. And let me tell you, Greenville is amazing. It's the type of place you want to raise a family. It's straight out of a movie where kids climb trees and play in the river and maybe even find a dead body. You did see Stand By Me, right?
|Football is King, even|
|The view from Paris Mountain. We had dinner up here on our last night.|
|The gang, minus me.|
|Driving down the mall of Furman University|
|Stretching our calves outside Bill's office|
|An amazingly green and lush campus|
I can't wait to return, Greenville. See you VERY soon.