HUNGER GAMES

Thursdays turn out to be ravenous appetite day.   My nominal day off from running (still manage a slow 6.5), I crave more calories than any other time of the week.  Bagels and eggs and bacon and yogurt and kashi cereal and fruit and cold meat loaf.  And that’s just breakfast.  Have to keep the furnace stoked in order to burn on high heat the rest of the week.

We had 22 hearty and hale athletes turn out in the rain for last night’s track workout.  We welcomed a handful of new attendees too, and that is what makes this group something special.  A mix of all different talents and goals and reasons for running.  All are welcome and more’s the merrier.

Looking ahead to a week from this Saturday is the 14th annual State Farm 10 Mile and 5K.  Always well attended and competitive, Team Nebraska will be using it as a fitness gauge for both Boston and Lincoln.  And the following weekend of course is the Ni-Bthaska-Ke 12K & 4 Mile Trail Run.  Our 6th annual, my how time flies when you’re having FUN.

April 15th will be the Maverick Stampede 8K and 4K, a nice cross country race down on the Chili Greens Golf Course in Omaha.

On April 21st will be the 30th annual Novartis 10K and 2 Mile, one of the oldest consecutively held events in Nebraska.  Scheduled on the same day will be the Spring Tune Up 10K, a new event that will take place in Springfield.  And the Arbor Day 5K/10K down in Nebraska City.  The Gambler Half Marathon will be the next day at the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs as well as the EarthDay 5K in Bellevue.

Saturday the 28th will feature the Autism Society Puzzle Walk & 5K Run out at Chalco Hills.  http://www.autismnebraska.org/ Team Nebraska is a sponsor of this event and we are looking forward to a great morning.

Plenty of opportunities to lace them up and race them up!  Or simply get out and support your favorite cause.

I’ve received applications from 3 new clubs across the U.S. that desire to become USATF Elite Development Clubs (one in Boston, one in NY/NJ, and one in California).  We’ll hopefully add one or more to our expanding roster and they will be at this summer’s USATF Club National Championships here in Omaha.