Friday, May 11, 2007

WIMPS

Oh Well,

I have a team of old men and one young rising star, Allen Carr.

I could not get one of the young and invincible stars to shine for tomorrow's race. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.............

This is like the shootout at the OK Corral Man, do you think Wyat Earp and Doc Holiday had a choice when they were called out by the Cantons to have it out at the OK corral? Heck, what about the little snotty kids down the street who challenged you to pick up b-ball on a school night? Maybe I am an anomaly but I love to compete and have fun, even in defeat.

OK, nuff said. you guys and gals can stick to your meticulous schedules and do your set training runs.

Life is short and moments are meant to be siezed------M

12 comments:

Wiggy said...

I know I am new to the team but I think I speak for most when I say that most of us are still competing post-collegiately due to our passion for competition... that being said, most of us have certain goals that we want to achieve: whether it is a PR in the 10k or preparing to lose our marathon virginity... Once you have a goal you really want... You strive to do everything right in order to reach the goal...
I use to over train, race too much and get frustrated when I got injured (i cannot keep track of all the injuries)... I guess that is why i am a little extreme with easing into the miles...trying to keep a set regiment.
I guess what I am trying to get at is...As a team we have to be supportive for each others goals...no matter how different they may be from others...

Melissa said...

word.

KLIM said...

Good points Mr Wiggy. You hit the nail on head...at least for me.

I am trying to balance the thin line between maintaining my shin (I have shin splints) and getting in the proper miles for this damn 'thon. Some days I feel perfectly fine while other days I have to stop mid run and try to "stretch" out the pain. The extra miles are certainly making me more tired. Racing under these conditions can be done (and frankly has in college)...but why? Everyone must think "big picture" and for me that's preparing for June 15. I'd much rather me racing shorter stuff, but it just won't help me on the road to Duluth.

I'm your huckleberry at the Twilighter.

Matias said...

I think the pot has been stirred. I've been meaning to update my profile to include PRs and goals, but I'll throw out what I'm currently training for: On August 26th, I'll be swimming 2.4 miles, biking 112 miles, and running 26.2 in Louisville, KY hoping to qualify for Hawaii Ironman. I would love to throw myself in the races against the Pacers, but some of those races really beat up my body and they leave me sore for the Sunday long run. I have Twilighter on the schedule, but other than that probably won't participate until the Army ten miler. Assuming I'm still in one piece between now and then, I hope to shoot for a ten mile PR.

For those looking to mix it up a little bit, let me know if you're interested in a little cross training... and by that I mean training triathlons or duathlons. The DC trip club hosts them and they're only 5 bucks. They're a whole lotta fun because you hop off the bike and start flying by people on the run. Emily Richards (local running star) did her first one this morning. If you don't have a bike, I'll get you a bike

Havegoats said...

hmmm... any swimming help... i.e. water skiis and a boat pulling. I would love to do an iron man- but can't swim for the life of me!

MAX said...

I agree with all of you and support your goals but alas, still can't take back the wimp comment.

giggles and laughter---------

Melissa said...

Max if you're looking for some summer reading I suggest Dale Carnegie's "How to win friends and influence people."
Glad you enjoyed yourself today.

Matias said...

Once you decide on a goal (or a dream), it's up to you to decide whether or not you want others to know about it. Announcing your goal, whatever it is, to your friends/family can be scary stuff and sometimes lead to unneeded pressure. But I think it's important to have goals and writing them down or sharing them with a select group of people can help you achieve those goals.

Qualify for Olympic Trials, run sub 3 hours in a marathon, break 35min in a 10K... or visit Europe, save x dollars per month, lose 10 pounds, run 4:13 in the mile at Penn Relays (this is mad quick by the way)... whatever it is, it's helpful to get it down on paper or at least take 10 minutes one weekend and think about what you're training for.

Matias said...

A quote, from the greatest competitor I've seen in my lifetime, Michael Jordan:

"I approach everything step by step....I had always set short-term goals. As I look back, each one of the steps or successes led to the next one. When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again....So I set a goal of becoming a starter on the varsity. That’s what I focused on all summer. When I worked on my game, that’s what I thought about. When it happened, I set another goal, a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough....I guess I approached it with the end in mind. I knew exactly where I wanted to go, and I focused on getting there. As I reached those goals, they built on one another. I gained a little confidence every time I came through.

...If [your goal is to become a doctor]...and you’re getting Cs in biology then the first thing you have to do is get Bs in biology and then As. You have to perfect the first step and then move on to chemistry or physics.

Take those small steps. Otherwise you’re opening yourself up to all kinds of frustration. Where would your confidence come from if the only measure of success was becoming a doctor? If you tried as hard as you could and didn’t become a doctor, would that mean your whole life was a failure? Of course not.


All those steps are like pieces of a puzzle. They all come together to form a picture....Not everyone is going to be the greatest....But you can still be considered a success....Step by step, I cant see any other way of accomplishing anything."

Booyakasha

MAX said...

what does any of that stuff have to do with being happy? being goal driven is ok and we are trained, in this goal driven society, to attain goals. washington, dc is the most goal oriented place in the world. everyone seems to feel out of place is they are not striving to attain a goal.

roses need to be smelled while you are young and have the energy to go out and capture every ounce of love, happiness and pleasure that is of course, legal, but more importantly, brings warmth to the soul and a genuine smile to all around you.

first find what you love to do and the goal will be reached.

KLIM said...

I am not sure how your last post adds to the conversation/argument at hand...Who said anything about being happy or NOT being happy?

I think most of us are out running because we are fairly good at it and because we enjoy doing it/makes us happy (whether it's competing against others and/or the stopwatch). In order to get the most "bang out of your training" most have goals or an end race to strive for. You work towards that goal/race if different ways, but it usually consists of optimal training and LIMITED races.

In HS I ran up to 3 races/week in cross country and up to 8 races/week in track! College was a lot better but you still ran a race every (other) weekend. Now I can race as often as I like it. In order to make every race count I pick and choose 'em while keeping the big picture (end goal/race) in the forefront of my mind.

EOkay, enough of my banter...

MAX said...

i reccomend going to NYC for a weekeend of wildness and debauchery-----------