Sunday, October 29, 2006

Rick for 2007

Stick a fork in me, I'm done! I sabotaged my own training this week by not sleeping enough...typical Rick behavior. Got 4.5 hours in today though, no walking on the hills either - ran everything. Got away with another one. So I'm actually here to ask for your help. I put my name in for the "Run Director" position in my tri-club. I have to write in 100 words or so my "platform". So I put one together and I thought I'd throw it out there to see what you guys think. I'm a bit uncomfortable about the last part, talking about what I've done in triathlon and ultra. Makes sense people need to know that I'm not all talk...Hmmm...undecided on the last part.

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As Run Director I would continue to work on the continued success of the track program and the Sunday trail runs. I would seek to get more people involved and excited about our club's great running program.

I joined GGTC back in 2003 because of the support and encouragement I exprienced from Golden Gate members who gave generously of their time volunteering (leading and mentoring) our triathlon group. I have since endeavored to follow their example. I've volunteered in races and mentored in training groups. I also helped out with this year's Fall TAG group.

As a triathlete I've participated in all the triathlon distances up to the IM. I'm also an experienced ultramarathoner, completing races from the 50k to the 100-mile including the Western States 100. I'm a regular at track and M2's spin classes.

I look forward to making our club an even better one for 2007.


  1. Squirt =P7:06 PM

    yeah the last part is kind of uhhh...hmmm spilling over a little.
    maybe a line like..."as an experienced ultra blah blah blah...I intend to make a better year of this running team thing and not only be inspirational (hopefully) but to be inspired by my fellow team mates as well..." or something like that?
    kinda want some lines that "move" people they tend to captivate them more don't you think?
    well, anyway good luck and uhmmm congrats for getting yourself into some pretty big positions for ya-i know you'll do good =D

  2. you are also a regular at the Sunday trail runs!!!! and Pedro do everything!

  3. -spamsi11:23 PM

    I'd add something to the extent of how you'd like to improve the run program or ideas you may have.

  4. Hello Rick-

    Enjoy your topic on this entry, but I've noticed your frequent references to the discontinued Montrail Leona Divides. Just a heads up to check ebay...I get all my preferred 2005 North Face Ultras brand new at approx 40% of original retail.

    Good luck with your application.

  5. squirrel_nutz, curiously what's mostly available is women's Leona's. I did however find a pair of Men's size 10 for $35.00. I wear size 8.5 - 9's but could have used a pair of 10's at WS this year when my feet swelled due to blisters. Might just pick up the 10's as backup shoes for 100-milers. Thanks for the tip.

  6. Not sure what's the best thing to put in your "platform", but wanted to say Good Luck!

  7. I think it sounds good Rick and I hope you get the position. I have no doubt that you will be an excellent leader.

  8. I haven't the slightest idea of what a Run Director does, but what you've written sounds fine to me.

    Much luck!

  9. Liked the combo by Squirt and Spasmi. You'll be the best the club could ever wish for. I want to be in your club!

  10. Olga I wish you were in my club. You could help lead some of the weekend trail runs:)