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Humans Are Born To Run
Humans Are Born To Run

Significant human achievements, especially “firsts”, are rare. And they are rare because no human has ever done such a thing before. If we are lucky, we may see a few in our lifetimes.

What comes to mind from your own experience?

Tyson Gay, second fastest human ever, in the history of the world, is the ONLY human to run:

  1. sub 10 in 100 meters
  2. sub 20 in 200 meters
  3. sub 45 in 400 meters

A few weeks ago, Tyson ran a 400 meters PR 44.89, to set the milestone above.

If you enjoy Track & Field or have a curiosity about the current hype between Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell – the three fastest humans of all time are running in the same lifetime, in the same meets – then you will probably enjoy this article from IAAF.org

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Lane 8 Needs Motivation

Lane 8 Needs Motivation. Daily.  Period.

Ya with me?  DAILY.

Was reminded of that yesterday after giving a speech, a man asked me privately, “How do you motivate people”?

Without any hesitation, because it’s a common question, “If you want to motivate others, you need to be motivated yourself”.

It’s the first and only rule of motivation. Enthusiasm is the most contagious thing in the world.  The second most contagious thing in the world is the opposite.

The lack of enthusiasm.  Admit it or not, everyone takes their cue from you.

When you look in the mirror, are you a mountain or a molehill?

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Lane 8 Digresses?

Lane 8 Digresses?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

You know this if you’ve been following Lane 8 for a few months, the thesis at Lane 8 is taking care of our priceless physical gift – our body.

You have also come to discover the sub-thesis here is that goals should be impossible.

So why all the Suomi (Finland) Ski Jumping stuff?  Call it a mental break from the physical focus.

In fact, the day all the Lahti Ski Jumping videos were shot was a rest day at the Masters Track & Field World Championships.

Rest is critical to physical (and mental and spiritual) health.  So just enjoy this diversion and expect the break to be over soon.  Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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WMA Masters World Championship Videos

WMA 2009 Masters World Championship Videos.  I have a bunch and finally found time yesterday to upload a fair number and will post them at Lane 8.  Here are a few:

My excitement for You Tube predicts 100 You Tubes:

Lahti Travel and Do Your Best:

Blooper – 3 seconds:

Make it a GLORIOUS Sunday. It surely will be. Up to us to notice though. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂

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Germany’s Guido Muller Reveals Success Secret

Germany’s Guido Muller reveals his secret to running success, moments after smashing the M70 400 meters World Record at the WMA Masters Track & Field World Championships in Lahti, Finland.

Surprised by his answer? I am and I’m not.

Surprised that it’s so blunt.  Not surprised because life is like this – pretty obvious.

Carpe diem, jeff noel in Lane 8 🙂