Friday, July 22, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 1-day of Inspiration remains (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is tomorrow. This is DAY 5 of a 5-part BLOG.

If you are reading this as your first BLOG in this series, I have asked a few athletes in that finished 100's (or longer) over the last 5 weeks to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.  Pssst, there's a bonus at the bottom, past my Day 5 athlete/inspiration...

Day 1: JASON HEALEY
Day 2: JUNE CASERIA
Day 3: CHRIS PRICE
Day 4: KEVIN CHAN


DAY 5 ATHLETE: STAN KOSOSKI
RACE: Western States 100-Miler
FINISH: 28:48:26 (his 2nd 100-miler, 1st Western States)
QUOTE: "Pain is temporary. DNF'ing States will hurt for years (until you get back in again, and finish.)
SONG: Pornstar Dancing - My Darkest Days
MANTRA: “One foot in front of the other. Forward is progress. No excuses.”
Song Lyrics: Pornstar Dancing

Kelly won't kiss my friend, Cassandra
Jessica won't play ball
Mandy won't share her friend, Miranda
Doesn't anybody live at all?


Amanda won't leave me empty handed
Got her number from a bathroom stall
Brandy just got way too much baggage
And that shit just gets old


But I got a girl who can put on a show
The dollar decides how far you can go


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin' right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'


Your body's lightin' up the room
I want a naughty girl like you
There's nothing hotter than a..


Stacy's gonna save herself for marriage
But that's just not my style
She's got a pair that's nice to stare at
But I want girls gone wild


But I know a place where there's always a show
The dollar decides how far you can go


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin' right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'


Your body's lightin' up the room
I want a naughty girl like you
Let's throw a party just for two
You know those normal girls won't do


They won't do
I need a girl thats kinda frisky
Drinking with the fellas
Takin shots and gettin tipsy
We always wanna party cause she sexy as hell
And if i ever get in trouble bailin me outta jail
Cause she a stone cold stunna hotta than the summer
When she step up into the club every man and woman want her
she make me wanna get a stripper pole up in my home
cause of the pornstar dancin got me in the zone!


She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Because that's pornstar dancin'


She don't play nice, she makes me beg
She drops that dress around her legs
And I'm sittin right by the stage for this
Pornstar dancin'
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DAY 5 BONUS (my quote/song/mantra and AC100 race plan)


ATHLETE: Jimmy Dean Freeman (in AC100 LIVE terms: Jimmy Freeman)
RACE: Angeles Crest 100-Miler
2006 FINISH: 26:27:05 (my 1st 100-miler, 2nd ultra)
2007 = DNF at Mt. Hillyer checkpoint, Mile 49 (3rd ultra)
2011 GOAL: 22:00:00 (give or take an hour)
QUOTE: "It's not about luck; it's about willingness to suffer.”
SONG: Superman (It's Not Easy) - Five For Fighting
MANTRA: “Just (F***ing) Do It.”
Song Lyrics: Superman (It's Not Easy)

I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
I'm just out to find
The better part of me


I'm more than a bird, I'm more than a plane
I'm more than some pretty face beside a train
And it's not easy to be me


I wish that I could cry
Fall upon my knees
Find a way to lie
Bout a home I'll never see


It may sound absurd but don't be naive
Even heroes have the right to bleed
I may be disturbed but won't you concede
Even heroes have the right to dream?
And it's not easy to be me


Up up and away away from me
Well it's all right
You can all sleep sound tonight
I'm not crazy or anything


I can't stand to fly
I'm not that naive
Men weren't meant to ride
With clouds between their knees


I'm only a man in a silly red sheet
Digging for kryptonite on this one way street
Only a man in a funny red sheet
Looking for special things inside of me


Inside of me, inside of me, yeah
Inside of me, inside of me


I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
I'm only a man looking for a dream
I'm only a man in a funny red sheet
And it's not easy, it's not easy to be me
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RACE PLAN NOTES
The A-plan is to utilize Suzanna Bon's 2007 splits (22:00:15) and much of Tom Nielsen's race strategy (hike the big climbs, take advantage of downhills, concede no time at aid stations, finish strong as the race begins with a 50k to go).


You can follow the race splits for ALL of us (including SoCal Coyotes Dom Grossman, Adam Bowman, George Gleason, Katie DeSplinter and Tiffany Guerra) at the AC100 LIVE link: AC100.com/live/
Some early and late race Tweets on any Coyotes near(ish) me: Twitter.com/CoachJimmyDean

Here. We. GO!


HOWL!!!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 2-days of Inspiration remain (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is now a scant 2-days away. This is DAY 4 of a 5-part BLOG.

Day 1: JASON HEALEY
Day 2: JUNE CASERIA
Day 3: CHRIS PRICE

If you are reading this as your first BLOG in this series, I have asked a few athletes in that finished 100's (or longer) over the last 5 weeks to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.


ATHLETE: KEVIN "CHANDELOUS" CHAN
RACE: Western States 100-Miler
FINISH: 23:40:48 (his 1st 100-miler & coveted WS100 Silver Buckle)
QUOTE: "To get through the hardest journey we need take only 1 step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.”
SONG: Walk - Foo Fighters
MANTRA: “The most dangerous weapon is your will.” - Bruce Lee
Song Lyrics: Walk

A million miles away
Your signal in the distance
To whom it may concern
I think I lost my way
Getting good at starting over
Every time that I return


I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?


Do you remember the days
We built these paper mountains
And sat and watched them burn
I think I found my place
Can't you feel it growing stronger
Little conqueror


I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?


Now
For the very first time
Don't you pay no mind
Set me free again
You keep alive a moment at a time
But still inside a whisper to a liar
To sacrifice but knowing to survive
The first to find another state of mind
I'm on my knees, I'm waiting for a sign
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I'm on my knees
I never wanna die
I'm dancing on my grave
I'm Running through the fire
Forever, whatever
I Never wanna die
I Never wanna leave
I'll Never say goodbye
Forever, whatever
Forever, Whatever


I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?


I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 3-days of Inspiration remain (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is now a scant 3-days away.  This is DAY 3 of a 5-part BLOG.

Day 1: JASON HEALEY.
Day 2: JUNE CASERIA

If you are reading this as your first BLOG in this series, I have asked a few athletes in that finished 100's (or longer) over the last 5 weeks to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.



ATHLETE: CHRIS PRICE
RACE: San Diego 100-Miler
FINISH: 19:44:03 (his 1st 100-miler)
QUOTE: "If you want to run fast, you have to run fast. -Andy Salinger
SONG: Hell of a Life - Kanye West
MANTRA: Maintain, maintain, maintain. The quicker I run, the sooner I'm done.
Song Lyrics: 
Hell of a Life

I think I just fell in love with a porn star
Turn the camera on, she a born star
Turn the corners in a foreign car
Call the coroners do the CPR
She gave that old n-gga a ulcer
Her bitter sweet taste made his gold teeth fake, uh
Make her knees shake, make a priest faint, uh
Make a nun cum, make her cremate, uh
Move downtown, cop a sweet space, uh
Livin’ life like we won the sweepstakes, what!
We headin’ to hell for heaven’s sake, Huh!
Well I’mma levitate, make the devil wait, Yeah!



Have you lost your mind?
Tell me when you think we crossed the line
No more drugs for me, p-ssy and religion is all I need
Grab my hand and baby we’ll live a hell of a life



Never in your wildest dreams, never in your wildest dreams
In your wildest
You could hear the loudest screams, comin’ from inside the screen
You a wild bitch
Tell me what I gotta do to be that guy
Said her price go down, she ever f-ck a black guy
Or do anal, or do a gangbang
It’s kinda crazy that’s all considered the same thing
Well I guess a lotta n-ggas do gang bang
And if we run trains, we all in the same gang
Runaway slaves all on a chain gang
Bang bang bang bang bang



Have you lost your mind?
Tell me when you think we crossed the line
No more drugs for me, p-ssy and religion is all I need
Grab my hand and baby we’ll live a hell of a life



One day I’m gon’ marry a porn star
We’ll have a big ass crib and a long yard
We’ll have a mansion and some fly maids
Nothin’ to hide, we both screwed the bride’s maid
She wanna role play, ’til I roll over
I’mma need a whole day, at least rolled doja
What party is we goin’ to on Oscar day
‘Specially if she can’t get that dress from Oscar de
La Renta, they wouldn’t rent her they couldn’t take the shame
Snatched the dress off her back and told her, “Get away.”
How could you say they live they life wrong?
When you never f-ck with the lights on


Have you lost your mind?Tell me when you think we crossed the line
No more drugs for me, p-ssy and religion is all I need
Grab my hand and baby we’ll live a hell of a life

I think I fell in love with a porn star
And got married in a bathroom
Honeymoon on the dance floor
And got divorced by the end of the night
That’s one hell of a life

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 4-days of Inspiration remaining (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is now a mere 4-days away.  This is DAY 2 of a 5-part BLOG.  Yesterday's BLOG was on JASON HEALEY.  If you are reading this as your first BLOG in this series, I have asked a few athletes in that finished 100's (or longer) over the last 5 weeks to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.


ATHLETE: JUNE CASERIA
RACE: Western States 100-Miler
FINISH: 29:50:54 (her 1st 100-miler)
QUOTE: "Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
SONG: Lose Yourself - Eminem

MANTRA: You can do it. You can do this. You can fucking DO IT!
Song Lyrics: Lose Yourself


Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted in one moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to drop bombs,
but he keeps on forgettin what he wrote down,
the whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking how, everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that
Easy, no
He won't have it , he knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope
He knows that, but he's broke
He's so stagnant that he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo
(You better)

The soul's escaping, through this hole that it's gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a, new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, only grows hotter
He blows us all over these hoes is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's know as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
He goes home and barely knows his own daughter
But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water
His hoes don't want him no more, he's cold product
They moved on to the next schmoe who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da

No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this motherfucking roof off like 2 dogs caged
I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I've been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepwritin the next cypher
Best believe somebody's paying the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
Cause man, these goddam food stamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard, and it's getting even harder
Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter totter caught up between being a father and a prima donna
Baby mama drama's screaming on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another day of monotony
Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot or I end up in jail or shot
Success is my only motherfucking option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go it's my shot.
Feet fail me not this may be the only opportunity that I got

You can do anything you set your mind to, man

Monday, July 18, 2011

ANGELES CREST 100 awaits - 5-days of Inspiration (until damnation)

The ANGELES CREST 100-Miler is now a mere 5-days away.  "ONLY 5 more sleeps" as my childlike self used to think on December 20th awaiting Christmas eagerly.  Having been to three 100-mile (or longer) races in the last 5-weeks, I felt inspired looking back on the performances of my friends, fellow ultra-runners and the handful of athletes I had the joy to coach (who competed in those events).  Over the next 5-days, I shall post a look into the mentality of those who inspired me at the SAN DIEGO 100, the WESTERN STATES 100 and the BADWATER 135...


I have asked a few athletes in this group to provide me with a QUOTE that gets them fired up to compete, a SONG that helps them in the tough moments, and a MANTRA that helped them finish their respective races.




ATHLETE: JASON HEALEY
RACE: San Diego 100-Miler
FINISH: 28:44:39 (his 1st 100-miler)
QUOTE: "In order to accomplish something great you must first expect it of yourself.”
SONG: Times Like These - Foo Fighters
MANTRA: Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Song Lyrics: Times Like These
I am a one way motorway
I'm the one that drives away
Then follows you back home
I am a street light shining
I'm a wild light blinding bright
Burning off alone

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again

I am a new day rising
I'm a brand new sky
To hang the stars upon tonight
I am a little divided
Do I stay or run away
And leave it all behind?

It’s times like these you learn to live again
It’s times like these you give and give again
It’s times like these you learn to love again
It’s times like these time and time again