jeff noel remembers the first Masters Track meet he ran in 2005. Immediately after that 400 meter run in 62.5 seconds, noel was (immaturely) ready to start thinking about the National Championships.
Noel even thought he could go to a big-name running shoe company and work out an endorsement deal. The wise meet organizer just smiled at his comments; he had heard and seen them all before. Many times.