Finished Once A Runner

Finished Once a Runner: A Novel by John L. Parker. Once a Runner tells the tale of Quenton Cassidy, a runner at Southeastern University whose lifelong dream is to run a four-minute mile. He’s less than a second away when the political and cultural turmoil of the Vietnam War leaks into the school’s athletic department. Cassidy is suspended after getting involved in a protest within the athletic department. Coached by Bruce Denton a graduate student and former Olympic gold medalist, Quenton gives up his scholarship, girlfriend, and his future to train for a head-to-head match with the greatest miler in history.

Once a Runner captures the essence of what it takes to be a competitive runner, devoting your life to the love of racing. I found the book extremely entertaining and accurate. The training that Quenton Cassidy performs in Once a Runner is similar to the training I used to do when I was racing years ago. Runners, ex-runners, or anyone interested in competitive running will find this book enjoyable.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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