Contact your City Council Today

April 29, 2009

City Council is voting to approve an ammendment tomorrow that will negatively impact events, festivals and races in Austin. My blog has all my previous letters to City Council so feel free to read those. You can e-mail them using this form: http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/council/groupemail.htm

Here is what I sent today:

Mayor and City Council Members,

I’m writing to ask you to vote against the proposed amendment to the ordinance relating to street closures and events for the following reasons:
1. It does not accurately reflect the recommendations of a Task Force representing a diverse cross-section of interests.
2. It is not balanced.
3. It will have a significant negative impact on events and races in Austin.

I’d also like to express my growing disappointment at the way the public has been engaged in this process. There has been significant interest for months, with many people attending Task Force meetings and a larger number appearing during your first reading of this ordinance. Since the first reading no updated information has been forthcoming and I’m very surprised that you have chosen to vote on 2nd and 3rd reading during the day and not after 5:00 pm. With such a large turn out of citizens for 1st reading this time effectively cuts the citizens that have attended countless meetings from being heard and for Staff to move forward with it’s proposal.

You’ve received many e-mails that outline issues with this ordinance and I don’t feel cutting and pasting those again is productive. Those issues still stand and it’s disappointing that Staff is moving forward with an ordinance that does not have public support or that of the majority of Task Force members.

I sincerely hope you do not approve this ordinance and come up with a process where Staff creates a proposal that meets the needs of the different constituents represented by the Task Force.

Best Regards,
Kamran Shah

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The right motivation to get back into training

April 23, 2009

Enough of putting a good face on it, Boston is over and my Team kicked some ass so I can share my true thoughts on my season, no negativity for them. For me this was a pretty shitty training season for Boston. Including Boston I’m at 3 DNS’s (did not starts) for 2009, have had 3 injuries, gone from being able to clock out easy runs at 7:15 paces at 80+ miles a week to being sidelined, not running for three weeks leading up to Boston and now getting back to 15 miles a week at an 8 min pace. Since my downward spiral started in February and I could never consistently train, that seemed to make the final decision to skip Boston not as difficult as I thought it would have been.

What I really need now is the motivation to get back into training and the discipline to do the things I know I have to in order to stay injury free. For the motivation, what more do I need than race reports like these from Mike and the amazing results for the Team. I know some of you (I do read your blogs) had tough days but your ability to challenge your body physically and mentally is inspiring. I can’t wait to get back out on the roads with the Team to train. Thanks for the motivation guys and gals … now how do I work on that discipline thing …


Great composure in a race

April 23, 2009

I was reading Darren Brown’s race report from Boston. Not the marathon but the first mile invitational. I’m amazed at the amount of detail he remembered on that race, I find a 5k painful and here he is running a mile (which would kill me physically from a pace/effort stand point) and has so much composure during and after the race. I guess that’s part of what makes an elite athlete elite.

… he won the race by the way đŸ™‚


Boston Marathon Results for Team Rogue – Part III

April 20, 2009
Men

  • Kevin – 2:40
  • Ken – 2:51
  • Larry – 2:51
  • Mus – 2:53
  • Mike – 3:03
  • Damon – 3:05
  • Ramon – 3:13
  • Chris – 3:15
  • Charles – 3:18
  • Mark – 3:29
  • Bruce – 3:50
Women
  • Cheryl – 3:15
  • Francie – 3:20
  • Mae – 3:23
  • Amy – 3:29
  • Kirsten – 3:31
  • Tara – 3:39
  • Nedra – 3:40
  • Julia – 3:41
  • Ann Marie – 3:44
  • Brenda – 3:46
  • Reenie – 4:20

Boston Marathon Results for Team Rogue – Part II

April 20, 2009
Men

  • Kevin – 2:40
  • Ken – 2:51
  • Larry – 2:51
  • Mus – 2:53
  • Mike – 3:03
  • Damon – 3:05
  • Ramon – 3:13
  • Chris – 3:15
  • Charles – 3:18
Women
  • Cheryl – 3:15
  • Francie – 3:20
  • Mae – 3:23
  • Kirsten – 3:31
  • Tara – 3:39
  • Nedra – 3:40

Boston Marathon Results for Team Rogue – Part I

April 20, 2009

Kevin Irwin – 2:40

Ken Fries – 2:51

Larry Bright – 2:51

Mus – 2:53

Mike – 3:03

Damon – 3:05


Boston Marathon Team Rogue Update

April 20, 2009
1413 Irwin, Kevin C. 38 M Cedar Park TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:19:23 0:38:24 0:57:17 1:16:04 1:20:04 1:34:28 1:53:09
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:00:30 0:06:05 2:39:23
2010 Musal, Rasim M. PhD. 32 M Washington DC USA TUR
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:20:35 0:40:45 1:00:38 1:20:47 1:25:10 1:41:00 2:01:32
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:00:30 0:06:32 2:51:10
4517 Wilen, Mike 36 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:21:08 0:42:09 1:03:33 1:24:51 1:29:29 1:45:59
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:01:52 0:06:50 2:59:02
5175 Barnes, Damon W. 31 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:22:08 0:44:11 1:06:13 1:28:15 1:33:01 1:50:14
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:02:23 0:07:07 3:06:27
6951 Ewert, Chris 35 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:22:47 0:44:54 1:07:06 1:29:40 1:34:34 1:52:19
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:02:36 0:07:15 3:09:57
8707 Turner, Trevor 43 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
2406 Fries, Ken 42 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:20:36 0:40:45 1:00:38 1:20:47 1:25:10 1:41:01
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:00:29 0:06:31 2:50:44
1558 Bright, Larry N. 45 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:20:36 0:40:46 1:00:39 1:20:47 1:25:10 1:41:01
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:00:29 0:06:31 2:50:44
3375 Acosta, Ramon D. 50 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:21:04 0:42:22 1:03:45 1:25:11 1:29:50 1:46:35
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:01:03 0:06:53 3:00:20
8851 Collins, Charles 46 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:22:44 0:44:54 1:07:07 1:29:27 1:34:21 1:51:55
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:04:33 0:07:13 3:09:04
4817 Coleman, Bruce 49 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:22:05 0:44:38 1:07:12 1:30:16 1:35:23 1:54:04
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:01:53 0:07:22 3:13:00
8725 Mendicino, Michael 42 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:23:36 0:46:17 1:09:11 1:32:55 1:38:14
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:05:54 0:07:30 3:16:30
10675 Dupond, Javier 46 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:23:35 0:47:08 1:10:54 1:34:30 1:39:39
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:07:04 0:07:36 3:19:07
9536 Vanderwilt, Stewart 47 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:55 0:48:10 1:11:29 1:34:56 1:40:05
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:05:01 0:07:38 3:19:59
11898 Gelb, James M. 46 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:40 0:49:07 1:13:17 1:37:28 1:42:40
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:06:51 0:07:50 3:25:14
11002 Enstone, Mark 45 M Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:35 0:49:32 1:14:26
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:00 3:29:36
17274 Plunkett, Brian C. 58 M West Lake Hills TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:27:53 0:54:54 1:22:16
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:51 3:51:52
8511 Coffman, Mae G. 30 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:23:33 0:46:15 1:09:09 1:32:03 1:36:59 1:55:03
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:05:56 0:07:25 3:14:19
12018 Miller-Heavner, Tara M. 34 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:25:10 0:50:09 1:15:10 1:40:48 1:46:26
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:08:41 0:08:07 3:32:39
10887 Bray, Nedra 37 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:25:30 0:51:17 1:17:07 1:42:41 1:48:17
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:07:20 0:08:16 3:36:35
15756 Steinberg, Deborah 30 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:26:46 0:52:04 1:17:04
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:17 3:37:01
17750 Schaffner, Dionn 38 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:25:58 0:52:01 1:18:13
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:25 3:40:31
17752 Sokol, Tammy 35 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:26:54 0:53:43 1:20:18
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:38 3:46:11
12196 Bender, Lisa G. 31 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:26:56 0:53:58 1:21:49 1:49:21
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:08:34 0:08:49 3:50:59
14347 Plunkett, Adele L. 21 F Middlebury VT USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:27:53 0:54:54 1:22:16
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:51 3:51:52
9704 Tulkoff, Cheryl 43 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:19 0:47:36 1:10:30 1:33:26 1:38:25 1:56:22
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:05:46 0:07:30 3:16:30
15133 Adams, Glenda 41 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:05 0:48:06 1:12:01
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:07:45 3:23:03
13643 Lotter, Kirsten 44 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:23:48 0:48:05 1:12:21 1:36:33 1:41:52
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:08:32 0:07:47 3:23:55
11917 Thurman, Francie 42 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:23 0:48:25 1:12:18 1:36:36 1:41:52
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
00:07:20 0:07:47 3:23:55
14367 Anderson, Amy 44 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:36 0:49:33 1:14:27
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:00 3:29:36
14217 Wolffe, Julia A. 50 F Jonestown TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:24:42 0:49:29 1:14:54
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:03 3:30:54
17436 Lewis, Helena N. 43 F Austin TX USA SWE
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:25:27 0:50:11 1:15:09
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:05 3:31:47
16299 Michalsky, Brenda S. 47 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:25:28 0:50:57 1:17:03
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:17 3:37:01
18333 Veletsos, Ann Marie 41 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:26:54 0:53:42 1:20:18
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:38 3:46:11
20885 Smith, Reenie 58 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:27:45 0:55:11 1:22:44
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:08:54 3:53:10
19873 Suhnholz, Monika 46 F Austin TX USA GER
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:26:37 0:53:35 1:24:00
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:09:02 3:56:40
19709 Cummins, Clemmie S. 59 F Austin TX USA
Checkpoints 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k
0:31:16 1:02:44
Finish Start Time Offset Pace Projected Time Official Time Overall Gender Division
0:10:07 4:25:03

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