The Dalles Thanks Thouvenel
To the editor:
I was happy to see the state recognition that Coach Thouvenel received in Sunday's paper. I ran cross country and track for him from 2006 to 2009 and thanks, in part, to his encouragement have been running ever since. Not overly generous with praise, Coach Thouvenel's compliments are as sincere and valued as they are rare, and his advice is always sound and reflects a heart not only for running but for his runners as well. I ran my first marathon this spring and could hear his words shouting from the tops of the (many) hills in the course: "Use your arms!" Thanks again, congratulations on 45 years of coaching, and here's to many more!