- 12.10.11 FootLocker Championships at Balboa Park, San Diego
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- 11.26.11 CIF State Championships at Woodward Park
- 11.12.11 NCAA Division 1 West Regional CSUB Competes
- 11.10.11 CIF Central Divisional Championships Complete Results HERE.
- 11.03.11 SEYL, SWYL & SYL Championships at Hart Park
- 11.02.11 SSL League Finals Shafter Sweeps Team Titles
- 10.29.11 Kern County Championships at Hart Park
- 10.22.11 Mt. Sac Invite
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- 10.21.11 Cal State Fullerton Titan Invite CSUB Competes
- 10.19.11 SWYL League Meet 3.0 at River Walk
- 10.19.11 North & East at Highland
- 10.19.11 Garces at Foothill
- 10.19.11 South & Mira Monte at West
- 10.19.11 Golden Valley at Ridgeview
- 10.15.11 Cal State Northridge Invite CSUB Competes
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- 10.15.11 Santa Clarita Valley Invite Stockdale Boys Win
- 10.14.11 Roughrider Invite at Woodward Park
- 10.12.11 West at Golden Valley West Boys & Golden Valley Girls Win
- 10.12.11 SWYL League Meet 2.0 Mustang Boys & Girls Win
- 10.08.11 Taft Invite Shafter Boys & Girls Win
- 10.08.11 UCSD Triton Invite CSUB Competes
- 10.08.11 Clovis Invite at Woodward Park
- 10.05.11 Foothill at North North Boys & Girls Win
- 10.05.11 South at Ridgeview Ridgeview Boys & Girls Win
- 10.05.11 Highland at Garces Highland Boys & Garces Girls Win
- 09.30.11 Golden West Invite McFarland Boys & Girls Win
- 09.28.11 Foothill at East Foothill Boys & East Girls win
- 09.28.11 North at Garces North Boys & Girls Win
- 09.28.11 Ridgeview at West Ridgeview Boys & West Girls Win
- 09.28.11 SWYL league Meet 1.0 Stockdale Boys & Girls Win
- 09.24.11 Stanford Invite Stockdale Boys Win
- 09.24.11 Bell - Jeff Invite Bakersfield High Competes
- 09.24.11 Roadrunner Invite CSUB Hosts
- 09.24.11 Wolfpack Invite Shafter Boys & McFarland Girls Win. Results
- 09.23.11 BC Invite
- 09.17.11 Jim White Invite McFarland Girls & Madera south Boys Win
- 09.17.11 Woodbridge Invite Stockdale Boys Take Third in Sweepstakes Race
- 09.16.11 Woodbridge Invite Golden Valley Competes
- 09.16.11 Hanford Invite Shafter Competes
- 09.16.11 Sanger Invite
- 09.14.11 EB Invite Stockdale Boys & McFarland Girls Win
- 09.10.11 Asics / UC Irvine Invite CSUB Competes
- 09.10.11 Morro Bay Invite Centennial, Taft & Golden Valley Compete
- 09.09.11 Wasco Invite Shafter takes team titles. Team Results HERE.
- 09.09.11 Seaside Invite McFarland's Freshmen girls win team title
- 09.07 Highlander Invite Centennial Boys Take Second
- 09.01.11 Delano & Shafter at McFarland The Cougars win both team races
- 08.31.11 West at Tehachapi Warriors win both team races
- 09.01.11 Malibu Oceanside Open CSUB Competes
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
29 days to 75mile
Colin E. wrote:
feb 05 2012 at 10:06pm | Report
You seem like a awesome guy... but you average like 100mi a week and it seems unfair for you to join my group when you finished it in 5 days.
Can you leave the group, so the others can not feel defeated.
So I posted it on FaceBook and got a lot of great responses. It seems that most who know me know why I do what I do. They also know my journey which I doubt Colin knows. While I understand where Colin is coming from, I think he has it all wrong. I believe my mileage inspires and does not demoralize others.
I join all the challenges on Daily Mile because they are there and I have meet many because of the challenges. Sure many are for beginners and I complete them in a very short time but to say I am 'defeating" people is kind of sad. Sad in that the author has such a low opinion of his fellow athletes.
Why I do what I do list:
- To Save My Life! Not just from dying before my time but to live my life to the fullest. In 2009, I was pushing 300 pounds despite walking 60 to 70 miles a week. I did not eat a lot but my diet was a mess. I ate what I thought an endurance athlete should eat (carbs etc) and I was huge. I would go to the doctor and all he would do is try to put me on meds. I did not want to take that crap for the rest of my life and really hate that the medical profession has gone this route. Screw preventative medicine and just take a pill. Do not tell people to change their lifestyle, just pop a pill.
- Well I said good by to the doctors and their prescription pads and pulled a Forrest Gump and just started walking. Since I have a degree in biology, I decided to research diets and find out what might work for me because what I was doing was not. funny how my doctor never even said a thing about changing my habits, he just filled out prescriptions for me.
- Basically, I realized insulin was the devil and to reduce my levels I needed to cut out the carbs. I read quite a few books and then found The Paleo Diet for Athletes and it was the blueprint to getting me to 235 pounds so far.
- Live My Life! Besides being grossly overweight, I was really out of shape, sure I walked some marathons and did some big hikes but I was not athletic at all. I could not move at all and had little strength besides putting one foot in front of the other. So with the help of Joe Petersen, I started becoming athletic again. His boot camps damn near killed me but two years later, I started to become athletic again.
- Set Goals and Achieve Them! I have always wanted to do an ultra marathon and knew I had to lose weight and put in a lot of miles to do both. So starting in 2009, I slowly built up from 70 miles a week to the 100 plus mile weeks I do now. I did this by walking every where I could.
- Inspire Others! In the fall of 2009, I saw Joe at Yokuts with his boot campers and came up with the idea of the Bakersfield Distance Project. I have been involved with endurance sports since 1979 and have always been a student of endurance sports as well and knew I could help people with their goals. I had just finished up coaching cross country and track at BHS and wanted to use the tools I had developed there to help adults achieve their goals.
- As a coach, I wanted to walk the talk so to speak and used myself as a guinea pig as well. Hence the mega mileage. I wanted to prove to others that it could be done and you would not die doing it. That if you train intelligently and with a plan, you could achieve your goals.
- Promote Endurance Sports! In 2006, I started covering local high school cross country and kept expanding my coverage. Part of my plan to promote the sport was to document my journey from a 300 pounder to a 100 mile finisher. With FaceBook and the Daily Mile, this was really easy. I could post my workouts and races and hopefully inspire others to JUST DO IT!
- Make My Passion My Job! I have been fortunate to do this my whole adult life. First with Andy Noise the Record Store and now as Andy Noise the coach / webmaster / blogger / photographer / race director/ sherpa / etc. I appreciate all the support and love what I do.
- I could add more but you get the idea I hope.
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