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Lane 8 Vision

If your goal isn’t impossible

Disney speaker jeff noel
From the top of the highest ski jump ramp in Lahti, Finland – site of the 2009 (i turned 50) Masters Track and Field World Championships.

If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

jn

My goal was (and still is) to run from Lane 8, the worst lane in the 400 meters.

Lane 8 is assigned to the slowest runner.

Lane 8, because the runners stay in their lane the entire race (one lap), are blind to the rest of the competition.

The worst lane.

And i don’t care if i come in last.

Think about it.

Lane 8.

In the finals.

At the World Championships.

Come in dead last and still be the 8th fastest in the world.

Pretty cool.

Impossible, really.

Which is perfect.

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As You Get Older

Who’s the most important member of your healthcare team?

Healthy and active aging
Healthy and active aging is possible. Just ask 93-year-old Dixon Hemphill (L) and 100-year-old Orville Rogers (R). And it requires a lifetime commitment once you decide to start. You can start at any time, but quitting is not conducive to lifetime wellness.

 

 

Who’s the most important member of your healthcare team?

Family Doctor?

Dentist?

Optometrist?

Specialist(s)?

As we age, we have the increased odds of having a larger team.

So your answer?

You are the most important member of your healthcare team.

Go.

Be well.

PS. Link to the sprint rematch two days ago. And a bonus featuring 102-year old Hurricane Hawkins – setting the 100m and 60m world records.

 

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As You Get Older

How old is too old?

Windermere Running Club
Running drills yesterday morning.

 

Windermere Running Club
Running drills yesterday morning.

 

How old is too old?

All the Windermere Running Club members are in middle school, high school, or college.

Only one parent, who just turned 57 two days ago, in the bunch.

Running drills.

Who knew?

 

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Staying Motivated

There are 150 days until the 2016 Rio Olympics

Masters Track 2016 Outdoor National Championship
Note to self.

 

There are 150 days until the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Also around the corner are the Masters Track & Field National Outdoor Championships.

Note to self.

Might try the shot put and discus this year.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

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Comeback 2015

2015 Masters Track & Field Outdoor National Championships

2015 Masters Track M55 800 athlete's shoes
Nine Men’s 55-59 age group 800m runners.

 

Masters Track M55 athlete's shoes
Always taking photos.

 

iPhone stopwatch screen shot
My handheld time, screen shot. Official time was 2:41.74

 

Day one of the 2015 Masters Track & Field Outdoor National Championships were held yesterday. Here’s the M55 800 meter race on video.

Nine runners. i was planning on being last. Mission accomplished.

Was there triumph in being last? Yes, the fact there was no calf or ankle pain.

Reminder, the front runners are our Nation’s best 800 meter runners. Had they not be so remarkably fast, i wouldn’t have looked so remarkably slow.

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