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Biddeford Journal Tribune (Newspaper) - October 23, 1982, Biddeford, Maine 6-journal Tribune saturday oct. 23, 1982saco s Podgajny meet Best in . Marathon Steve Hopes to break personal record at . By Sam Donnellon staff writer a Aco when Saco marathoner Steve Podgajny talks about a a crisis of spirit a it has nothing to do with religion. A Podgajny whose last Marathon was the hot steamy Boston where he placed 33rd with a time of 2 21will compete in the new York Marathon this sunday. The 32-year-old runner is rebounding from a bad Spring and Early summer training season when both his spirit and stress tolerance were Low. According to the runner he fell into a mental rut following Boston and then suffered through a couple of nagging injuries during june and Early july. A a Quot after the Boston i had a crisis of spirit. I seem to get going when Podgajny finally did get going again he suffered a strained hip Flexer and then while trying to compensate Hurt his knee. % a the knee injury was particularly Tough because i was just starting to come because of the Post Boston problems Podgajny has not been Able to follow his preferred Marathon training pattern for the new York race. His Ideal preparation would be to 90-mile weeks to be followed by eight weeks when he would decrease his mileage and increase the occasion of Speed workouts. Podgajny has been Able to get the base weeks in but the Quality workouts have been bypassed a the Quality Hasni to been up a he says. A which Means ill have to run this race different from the Boston race. At Boston i went in with a lot of Speed and i ran with spirit and feeling. This time Iti have to be More calculating. Iti have to be More conscious of what i m doing throughout the sunday will be Podgajny a running debut in new York. Despite his altered training he has definite goals. His Best time for a Marathon is 2 16 50 in the 1961 Boston and Podgajny thinks that he can surpass that Mark at new York. A i know it sounds contradictory a he says. A but my feeling is that i ran that 81 Boston too cautiously or i would have been two minutes faster. A a in a like to run the new York at a 5 to Pace per mile. I May be totally out to lunch with that number but i have the feeling that i Podgajny admits however that Mother nature must do her part. A a in a assuming a perfect race in perfect weather a he says specifying that head like it dry and in the mid-40�?Ts. Podgajny will make the pilgrimage this weekend with his wife Marjorie who also will run. Both runners Hope to qualify for the olympic trials with their sunday times. A we Haven to run in the same race together since the rocket City Marathon Huntsville Alabama 1981 a says Podgajny. A the pattern has been when one of us does Well the other does poorly. We re hoping to Brea that pattern new York 293 i. Marjorie looking to rebound from bad year by Sam Donnellon staff writer Saco a Quot in be never been a big believer in mileage a says marathoner Marjorie Podgajny. A a in be always thought that Quality Miles were More so How Many Miles does Podgajny do each week 40 maybe huh. 50? nope. Is. Podgajny accumulated 106 Miles during a summer week while building a base for sundays new York City Marathon. A it was an Experiment Quot she says. Quot i had never been Able to do 106 Miles in a week. It May have been a mistake to do it so close to new York but i think ifs an excellent sign for the if the 29-year-old sounds contradictory it is because like most marathoners she is. There is no set winning formula for marathons and thus marathoners Are constantly turning their bodies into empirical laboratories in Hopes of finding their perfect personal running Niche. A a it a like a Puzzle a she says. A How do you put it All together that a the fun about it. There is just no formula for How to do Well. Its different for each an exercise physiologist with the lifeline program at the University of Maine Podgajny ran her last Marathon on memorial Day in the Maine coastal Marathon. The pre race favorite she finished a a a discouraging third with a 2 54 time. Quot i never expect to win a she says. A but i was very disappointed with my time. I had t run that badly but from the 12th mile on i just did no to have a top end. I never got going like i Felt i Podgajny is in a slump or has been she says for a year since winning the Casco Bay Marathon last october. She has trained hard for the new York race a perhaps too hard a in her words. But make no mistake about it is. Podgajny is looking to break out of her slump in new York. A a in a like to run a 6 15 Pace All the Way through a she says. A that would gave me a 2 43 finish which id be very Happy about. Podgajny a Job As an exercise physiologist would seem to give her an advantage Over runners with Normal desk jobs. But she contends the exact opposite. A my Job. In general actually hurts me a Podgajny says. A a in a dealing with people in a physical manner every Day which Means that in Mon my feet All Day. Then i have to go out and train. It can really Drain in fact Podgajny fears that her Marathon training and daily exercise is overexposure. A my fear is that i May have trained too much. I May lose it around the 18-mile Mark and not be Able to keep the 6 15 although she questions her own training methods Podgajny is not uptight about sunday s race. A competing is not the essence of running for me a she says. A i done to need an outlet i have a very satisfying Job the racing is just the icing on the and the cake May be still in the baking to meet Beardsley in Boston Marathon rematch new York up according to Alberto Salazar the last 8 Miles of sundays 13th new York City Marathon will separate the men from the boys. A the 18-mile Point is when the real race begins a he says a because you get rid of the fakers. Anyone can keep up until Well maybe not everyone but at least the pack of elite runners to whom Salazar was referring. Among the group that will attempt to dethrone Salazar will be Dick Beardsley who led Salazar at Boston this year All the Way before finishing just two seconds behind him. A i done to like to run behind anyone but frankly that s the Only Way i could have won at Boston a Salazar said thursday. A i expect to be in the front runners on sunday. A i think ifs going to take a time of under 2 09 to win this year a added Salazar who refrained from making a More specific prediction As he had in the past. A this is the Best Field in be last year Salazar won at new York for the second straight time and set a world record of 2 hours 8 minutes 13 seconds. Beardsley while asserting he thought he could win said Quot in a not just trying to beat Alberto but everybody. Its not Dick Beardsley is. Alberto Salazar or vice there will be 16,000 runners in sundays 26-mile, 385-Yard race which begins at 10 40 . Edt and will be televised live by Abc. Over two million spectators Are expected to line the streets of new York. Race organizers announced a slight change in the course this year adding 108 Yards in Brooklyn to allow for the Shorter route some runners take near the end of the race in Central Park. This will ensure that while some run More than an official Marathon none will run less As some managed last year. Others expected to be near the forefront Are Rodolfo Gomez of Mexico Carlos Lopes of Portugal who beat Salazar Over 10,000 meters this summer Ron Hill of great Britain and David Chettle of Australia. The women space is expected to be set by Grete Waitz of Norway who is hoping to return to the form that allowed her to win the new York Marathon three consecutive years from 1978-80, setting a world record each time. When she dropped out with an injury last year Allison Roe of new zealand picked up the Slack and set a world Mark of 2 25 29. Roe is not competing this year having been troubled by an Achilles Tendon injury and planning to run in a race in los Angeles on oct. 31. Rod Dixon is also skipping new York to com Pete there. In Waitze Wake should be Charlotte Teske of West Germany who won at Boston this year when Waitz was again forced to the sidelines before the finish Lorraine Moiler of new zealand. Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway Julie Shea of Raleigh. N.c., and Laura Foglio Italy. Among the same pack of female runners should be 34year-old Frank Shorter the 1972 olympic Gold medallist who has apparently Given up on his chances of winning his first new York Marathon in order to cover the women a race for a Magazine. Sanford a the Biddeford girls Cross country team won its third consecutive southwestern Cross country title and went 10-0 for the second straight year As it won a quadrangular meet Friday. Biddeford scored 29 Points beating Westbrooks 51, Thornton Academy a 67 and Sanford 75 Points. A a what a remarkable is that everyone in the league is so much improved a Biddeford coach Bill Harriman said of his teams perfect record. A it makes it More difficult to do. Its quite a thing for anyone to do. I m pleased with the Julie Fritz won the 2.9-mile race in 19 10. Of her teammates Corinna Fritz was fifth Leslie Walls was sixth Sandy Roberge was eighth and Margot Sevigny was ninth. Sanford a Kathy Tracy was third. The amp in Tony a Lisa Smith was 10th. Westbrook took the second fourth and seventh spots. I the boys meet Westbrook took the j first two places and added spots four five seven and nine As it beat Sanford Thornton Academy and Biddeford. Westbrook had 19 Points Sanford 48, Thornton Academy 71 and Biddeford 97. Sanford a Mike Hersom was third and Mike Turner was sixth. Biddeford Tim Drapeau was eighth. Thornton placed a runner 10th. The next meet is the regional meet next saturday at Riverside Golf course in Portland. Kennebunk sweeps Berwick a the Kennebunk boys and girls Cross country teams won their final regular season meets Friday. The boys scored 27 Points to beat old Orchard Beach which had 43 and Noble which had 58. Jim Novotny won his second consecutive meet beating teammate Todd Doane by one second. Old Orchards Steve Winder was third. Kennebunk Erie Brown was fourth and Steve Dargis was ninth. Old Orchards Chris Cash was sixth and Dan Mccullough was seventh. Nobles Al Goodrich was fifth and Terry Hokinson was eighth. The Kennebunk boys team is 8-9. A a we re peaking at the right on time a coach Ron Hankel said. Old Orchard is 5-8-1 and Noble is i. They re scheduled to run in the sys1a championship 3 30 p.m., tuesday att Raip. Christine Snow smashed the Noble course record and beat Peggy Perkins her closest competitor by 1 15 As the Kennebunk Giris beat old Orchard and Noble. Kennebunk scored 28 Points old a Orchard 38 and Noble 66. Old Orchards Robin Townsend was third and Eileen Ross was fourth. But Kennebunk took the fifth through ninth spots. A they beat us because they had much More depth a old Orchard coach Larry Frank said. A a in a Happy we were that close to Beth Brown was fifth followed by Denise Stevens Kelly Duff Kelly Giles and Beth Fraser. A if we re going to win Syssa a Hankel said a that group will have to do it. Hopefully we can move that pack Jennifer Jacques was the Only Noble runner to break into the top to. She was 10th. The girls also run in the Syssa championship 3 30 p.m., tuesday at trip. Trip 20 Mustangs 48 Waterboro a Massage sick a rim Emerson won the 2.8-mile girls Cross country race which Wasny to a Surprise. The Surprise was Penny Turgeon so High school coating de of Page 7 it photo by Candace Freeland Biddeford a 1881 class a Champion Julie Fritz right is neck and neck with her younger sister Corinna at the Start of yesterdays four team meet with Thornton Academy and Westbrook at Sanford. The elder Fritz won the race. Tigers girls take 3rd straight title kicks Swap Richardson for King new York up in a dramatic Effort to change the look of last years Atlantic division doormats the new York kicks Friday obtained All Star Forward Bernard King from the Golden state warriors for All Star guard Michael r Richardson and picked up Forward of it Orr from Indiana. The my s culminated a surge of activity has seen new coach Hubie Brown and vice president of basketball operations Dave Debusschere bring in a Host of new players. A we Are acquiring one of the top forwards in the Aba a a Man who can get 25-35 Points in big pressure games a Brown said of King a new York native. A the runs the lanes very Well. He is a Welcome addition. I feel he will play with renewed enthusiasm upon his return Richardson 26, attended Montana and was drafted As an unknown by new York in the first round of the 1978 draft. The 6-foot-5 Richardson played sparingly in his first season but blossomed into one of the a bad a finer guards in the 197980 season averaging 15.3 Points and dishing off More than to assists per quits \ Anaheim Calif. Up after 23 years of frustration As a major league manager the most recent and most bitter of them with California Gene Mauch decided Friday to not return to the Angels next season. A spokesman said Angels owner Gene Autry wednesday offered Mauch the Job again for 1983. The 56-year-old manager considered it for two Days then turned it Down. A the notified the club this morning of his preference not to return next season a Tim Mead said. A the Angels reluctantly accepted his Mauch managed the Angels for two seasons and in his first year the club finished fifth in the american league West. But this year Mauche a powerful Angels captured the Al West title and swept the first two games from Milwaukee in the Al championship series. Then the roof caved in. Mauch criticized throughout the season for Over managing and for his use of a Little balls a Bunting stealing and sacrificing a while blessed with the enormous Power of players like Reggie Jackson Don Baylor Fred Lynn Brian Downing Doug Decinces and Bobby Grich was loudly criticized by the Media fans Autry and even some of his players when California dropped the next three in a Row sending the Angels Home and the Brewers to the world series. It was the first time in the 13year history of the major league playoffs that a team won the first two games and then lost a championship series. And the 75 he was named to the All Star team for the first of three consecutive seasons that year and improved to 16.4 Points per game in 1980-81. Last season he averaged 17.9 and 6 rebounds but constantly complained of being underplayed. As recently As this week he sought to renegotiate his 3-year contract. A Richardson will add a lot of experience to our backcourt and complement our other Fine guard world free a said a Warrior spokesman. A the will also add defensive the spokesman said King 67, had been a a Fine performer during his two years As a Warrior and we wish him the kicks signed the 25year-old King to a 5-year, $4.5 million offer Sheet Early this month but Golden state matched it. The forwards refusal to sign the contract with the warriors however forced a Trade. Quot we Are pleased to have a successful Resolution in our Pursuit of Bernard King who is one of the Premier players in the league a said Debusschere. A a we re sorry to lose a player of Michael Scaliger but the Opportunity to obtain Bernard presented itself and we pass it year old Autry who invested several million dollars during the of season to acquire Jackson Decinces and others and repeatedly said his one goal was the world series was devastated. On wednesday Mauch hinted to Angels executive Vic president Buzzie Bavasi that he might have already made up his mind about 1983 after hearing the criticism and doubts that surfaced after the Angels were ousted by the Brewers. A a he a annoyed and disappointed by the things that have been said by management and the players a Bavasi said after meeting with Mauch. A the wanted to Tell me How he Felt about coming Back but i told him i did no to want to hear it yet that we should both take another 72 hours to think about and 72 hours later the Angels announced that Mauch had called it quits. Mauche a latest major league season As a manager ended much the same Way the other 22 did a in frustration. His record of 22 years without winning a title before this year is the All time major league futility Mark for managers. The biggest collapse of a Mauc managed team came in 1964 when Philadelphia led the National league by 616 games with to games remaining and lost the title to St. Louis. The Angels refused to discuss plans to replace Mauch but there were reports that Autry May have already spoken to Long time major league manager John Mcnamara formerly with the Cincinnati reds

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