“I was making sure he didn't go out too quickly and mostly making sure he was relaxed,” said Faulkner, a long distance runner who is training for a marathon next weekend in Lincoln, Neb. “Then I just said “Go get it, man. You are real strong today.' He was out to win it and he deserved it. He kicked butt.”
Buhler said the weather for Sunday's race was “a little hot and humid for my liking but it's still pretty good. Overall, I felt pretty good.”
Buhler and Faulkner train together and run every Sunday from Edmond to Guthrie and back, logging many miles on Oklahoma's dirt roads.
“I just run as much as I can,” Buhler said. “I've been out of college running for about two years so I just continue to put down some miles. Hopefully one day I will make the Olympic trials.”