POTPOURRI FRIDAY

Friday’s are always good for a little house cleaning so here goes.

The Downtown Run Around is this Saturday in Columbus.  A real interesting race as it has hosted some of the best Nebraska athletes and turned in some of the most impressive times.  Just don’t go looking for them.  If you aren’t at the race you’ll not find results posted anywhere and that’s a shame.  We’ll have several Good Mates toeing the line manana, good luck and Giddyup!
******Thanks to Bryan Sypal for the following*********
“Will, oh wise Guru, just wanted to say today’s post is great, as they always are!

The Downtown Runaround does post their results…..on active.com.
Here are last years results:
Here are 2009’s results:

Suzanne Weeder Einspahr was a multiple time winner of the Run Around and most likely holds 90% of the top times ever run by a female.  I miss Suzanne, she was our TNB Female Athlete of the Year in 2004, 2005, & 2006.  She represented with the highest distinction running several Women’s USA National Championships including Freihofer’s 5K, Tufts 10K, Houston Half Marathon,  and scoring top 10 finishes at both the 5K & 10K.  She was selected to at least one USA International Team (either Korea or China, maybe both), as part of Ekiden Relays.  Her and husband Kregg are raising their family now and that is the way of the world.

James McGown is also raising his family but has continued to compete and will destroy most of the Nebraska master’s marks in just a couple more years.    He was our TNB Male athlete of the year in 2003 and 2006.
James represented TNB at both the 2004 and the 2008 USA Olympic Trials Marathon.

And our Three Amigos all have buns in the oven right now!  I use to feel very paternal to our Good Mates, I’m feeling more and more grandfatherly all the time.

The Omaha Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday morning.  Our own Nicole Nelson will tackle the field as will a large group from our Wednesday night Track Workouts.  Best of luck to all of these amazing athletes!

Fresh coat of paint out at the Dojo this morning.  It is so gratifying to know how many of you use these marks for your workouts.  Leave your garmin at home!