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Alexi Pappas: On staying put in TrackTown USA

EUGENE, Ore. – In a race, it’s important to focus on running the mile we’re in, rather than worrying about mile 9 when we’re in mile 3. Likewise, it’s important to focus on the running-season we’re in and fully commit to it rather than worrying too much about the future.

Generally, I don’t plan my life more than one year in advance. With a career as a professional runner and filmmaker, it’s hard to know what one year or five years ahead might look like. I’ve never planned a subsequent racing season before the current one was over. With an …