It can be intimidating to line up against athletes who are much better than you. Though you hope to race well, you know getting (painfully) dropped from the pack is likely. I try to frame this as a positive event and remind myself I may never glimpse my limits if these other athletes weren’t pushing or pulling me along.
Driving people around town has inspired me to train smarter and more focused. Made me appreciate my health and wealth (subjective) and also to not take my pursuit too seriously. The real world doesn’t think what we do is crazy etc and we shouldn’t either.
Topics in this episode include supporting your local old school races, pagers and babies, Western States / Hardrock, Run short races to reach your goals in longer ones and some Andy Noise Coaching Specials. And the #D40 Challenge.
I started coaching full time in 2009 and as we approach my tenth year of coaching, I want to offer a great deal to my ANEC Alumni. Rejoin for the monthly membership price that you paid when you were an active member.
After watching Tricky Dicky and the Man in Black on Netflix I had to bring the Noise. Johnny Cash was invited to sing at the Nixon White House and he sang “A little boy of three sittin' on the floor
Looks up and says, "Daddy, what is war?"
"son, that's when people fight and die"
The little boy of three says "Daddy, why?"
A young man of seventeen in Sunday school
Being taught the golden rule
And by the time another year has gone around
It may be his turn to lay his life down
Can you blame the voice of youth for asking
"What is truth?"
Are you up for the challenge? This year the Bakersfield Track Club has combined the Riverbed Runs Through It Half Marathon, the Kern River Trail Run 10 Miler and Mr. Toad’s Wild Run 20K for a challenge like we have never done before!
Register and complete all three events to receive your challenge awards. The first 150 to register will receive the special finisher’s hoodie and all three challenge participant items.
A Riverbed Runs Through It Half
January 26, 2019
The Park at Riverwalk
6:30 a.m. early start for walkers; 8 a.m. start
Kern River Trail Run – 10 Miler
April 27, 2019
Hart Park, Section 2
7:30 a.m. start
Mr. Toad’s Wild Run
December 7, 2019
Hart Park, Pistol Range
8 a.m. start
To be eligible for the finisher items, you must successfully complete all three events (not just register). Items will be given at the end of Mr. Toad’s Wild Run on December 7, 2019. https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Bakersfield/BTCInaguralDistanceChallenge
The RD oF Western States says “I'm struggling with this one. Races have been getting pressured to adopt pregnancy deferrals. @wser implements two very generous policies (lottery bye and entry deferral) and now we're being criticized for posting who declared pregnancy byes? So much for transparency, I guess.”
I have been using the Galloway method for decades and encourage my athletes to use it as well. Here is a link to the GymBoss timer app that I use. Gymboss Interval Timer by Gymboss LLC https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gymboss-interval-timer/id500887448?mt=8
What: Celtic Winter Classic 12/24 Hour Run (5k as well for us mortals)
When: January 19th 8:00am
Where: Highland High School Stadium 2900 Royal Scots Way, Bakersfield CA, 93306
In support of the Highland High Athletic Booster Club
This 5th Annual run is sure to be a classic! We had a great time last year and are expecting an even greater event this year! There will be many different categories to suit all runners and walkers alike! Come join the fun and meet your New Years Resolution. Pitch a tent in the infield and stay the night under the lights in beautiful North East Bakersfield. https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=57265