MY PLEASURE

It is with great anticipation that I look forward to our Team Nebraska Winter/Spring campaign.  Inspiring to see the Good Mates have been working hard and getting fit for the Indoor season.

Matt Pohren has already turned in a nice 8:36 3000 and 14:47 5000.  He’ll tackle the 5000 again at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational on February 1st.

One of the most important functions of the Team Nebraska scribe is to report on performances by our mates.  It has always been a joy for me to trumpet their accomplishments, highlighting the differences between us merely mortals and those that were blessed enough to heed my call of  “Citius, Altius, Fortius!”.

It is however a labour of love.  It is incredibly difficult to keep track of our 90+ members on any given weekend.  I’ve always requested that our mates inform me of their competitive schedules and results.  I most often report on those that do get back to me, less frequently on those whose results I must dig for, and rarely ever on those that race infrequently or do so in minor, local events that don’t publish results.  I report on what I can find when I can find it.

Point being that COMPETITION is the key news for this club.  And maybe that is where this column should best transition to.  Strictly a race calendar and results based forum.

I’m still trying to figure out how to best serve our mates and the running community in general with my words.  Making snail’s pace progress on www.rungurusays.com but will be hot soon enough.

My dear sweet Linda is drifting off into la la land as her surgery is now less than 20 minutes away.  Thanks again for keeping her in your hearts,  your outpouring of love has been very much appreciated.  In the meantime I’m taking great care of her and will keep you posted.