EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- On a very good day, Mary Slaney can run up to 10 miles at a pace she refers to as a "jog."
That's only on a very good day.
Her toes no longer flex and her calf muscles just don't fire, making running difficult and sometimes downright painful. Slaney -- or Decker back in her glory days on the track -- still loves logging miles, but has found new avenues to re-channel some of that passion.
The 53-year-old started an organic garden on her 55-acre property in Eugene and sews quilts.
Even after all these years, Slaney remains the gold standard in women's distance running, the name by which a new crop of athletes is measured.