Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Making of Champions

What makes a champion? Is it their hard work? Is it their training program? Is it their coach? Is it their teammates? Is it their diet? Is it their desire? In my opinion, yes yes yes yes yes and yes.

Canadian Running Magazine made this video to show just what makes a championship-winning team. It becomes more and more inspiring as the montage goes on, so inspiring that non-runners will even be captivated. The video brings together footage from Nationals this year where Guelph took home gold in the men's and women's cross country races.

"Get to work they're fuckin dyin' up there!" - DST

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go study for exams.
Scott Donald

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Gryphs

"3.. 2.. 1.. Go."
The cold, crisp air grasping the cheeks of ten guys fighting for their spot on the road. Second after second, minute after minute, 20 shoes colaborate to form the intervals of a championship-winning team.

"3.. 2.. 1.. Go."
Stride after stride after stride. Snow flies out from under each foot creating a white cloud around the runners. The legs are picking up the pace.

"3.. 2.. 1.. Go."
The breathing is only getting heavier. Panting, sniffing, coughing. Every guy is trying his hardest; every guy is working. No one's talking.

I worked out with the Guelph guys on Friday afternoon, it was quite the cold run, but I felt good. Ian had no food in the house when I got there so I just had a piece of lemon mirangue pie that my mom sent with me and I was good to go workout with the team. Food is overrated anyway.

Overall, recruiting weekend was good. Got to meet some big runners; got a lot of free meals, including some latenight wings with two-time ofsaa medalist Mr. Shawn Masters. Who knows if either of us will go to Guelph, but they gave us free towels so... it's lookin good.


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year

Haterz gon' h8, but you know that loverz gon' luv.

Greetings February 29th, it's been a while. 2012 will be a long one.