Damn the Pain!

Damn the pain! Yesterday’s five-miler started out great.  After the first warm-up mile, the second mile, without trying too hard, was 6:26. My best “opening mile” since July 2007. The “opening mile” is actually the second mile – the very first mile is simply a warm-up, in the 8-9 minute range. Mile three is a […]

Run, jeff noel, Run!

Everyday, we are presented with the opportunity to use our gifts. What gifts? Great question. How about the gift of our body? So in a few minutes, I’ll tie my running shoes, grab my stopwatch, and head out for a five-miler. It’s been three days since I’ve run.  Monday I ran in Hartford, CT.  Today, […]

World Class in Lane 8?

Can you become world class even if you’re stuck out in lane 8? What do you think? I think you can. So every day, I wake up, and wonder, what would it take for an ordinary person to become extraordinary? The way Rosa Parks dd. The way Abraham Lincoln did. The way Walt Disney did. […]

Lane 8 Blog from Hartford, CT

Lane 8 Blog from Hartford, CT. I’m co-facilitating a two-day professional development program, for a regional financial services company, here in Hartford. Life on the road can be very hard work, at least that’s what I’ve found to be true. After standing all day teaching, my feet were sore and my body was spent from […]

Masters Track and Lane 8?

Yesterday, I had such a busy morning, I couldn’t find time to run, before taking our son to school on the way to the airport. After my arrival at Hartford, Connecticut, I had the chance to do an easy 35 minute run. Some left heel pain right away, so I jogged backwards for a couple […]