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cookevillerunner

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Killtaker, you must be reading my mind. There's this nudist colony east of Cookeville that sponsors an annual 5K. I wonder if they will make fun of me for running barefoot! 

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cookevillerunner:

I have done some "bare" running around Tech, up the quad to Derryberry Hall and what not, but I wore shoes.  Talk about Free!!!




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I know this should be (and has been) another thread topic, but there are still ten guys in the Nashville area who can regularly run 15:30-15:45.  I can name that many off the top of my head, so there are probably more like fifteen or so.  I'm sure there are around twenty that can break 16:00.  The debate is always if there are too many races so the top guys rarely (and by rarely I mean almost never) get together and go at it.  Milner should have some kind of city championship 5 or 10k with prize money for the fastest middle Tennessee runners.

Sorry to hijack but I thought I should throw that in there.

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I am asking this so I will know. Could you please name 15 to 20 runners in the Nashville area who regularly go under 15:45? I may be missing something but the race results are not showing this to be true.

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I probably can't name 15 to 20 that can do that.  I never said I could.

Here are some I do know, though:  Ryan Snellen, Kevin Hill, Steve Vilt, Chris Herren, Collin Magut, Caleb Swartz, Daniel Jones, Chris Demetra, Ted Towse, plus about 8-10 Belmont and Lipscomb guys at any given time(not sure if you count those since they're still in school, but they will run road races occasionally:Hillary Cheruiyot, Kip Hill, Jordan Anderson, Clay Hannah, Josh Helton, Brandon Mahaney, Ben McGlothlin, Will Peters, Kyle Sullinger, Joe White, Andrew Whitman, Ryan Chastain), plus some local high schoolers (Garrett Carmichael comes to mind).  In the summer we get to add Tom Divinnie, Hunter Hall, Sean Keveren, and sometimes Andrew Bumbalough.

The results may not show how fast these guys are because a lot of times they'll  just run fast enough to win over an inferior field.  And how often they race is up to them, not me or you.  I'm just saying they CAN do it when they want, not that they do it twice a month or whatever.  There are fast guys out there, but good luck getting them all together in a race like the old days.  I'm with you, Robert.  I would love to see a lot from this list race together on a regular basis.  Unfortunately it just doesn't happen that way around here anymore.



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cookevillerunner:

I have done some "bare" running around Tech, up the quad to Derryberry Hall and what not, but I wore shoes.  Talk about Free!!!

You and me both! 


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Hey Andrew, why do you keep comparing your running stats to mine? It's kinda silly. I shared them only to show that the roads aren't that dangersous, at least in Cookeville.

You appear to be a seasoned runner by your own description. I'm a newbie barefooter, hardly meeting any gold standard. This isn't a competition, but if you think mileage and speed are only reserved for shod runners, then I can think of a few advanced barefoot runners that would disagree. Check out Rick Roeber for his endurance. He runs over 2600 miles per year, year after year, and running.every.mile.barefoot. Check out Alex and Julian Romero for their speed. They went 1 and 2 in a New Mexico marathon, finishing in 2:40 and 2:47 respectively, running.it.all.barefoot. I don't know if these comparisons are as good as you, Andrew, but they are nothing to sneeze at.

Oh, and about buying McDougall's marketing crap, don't tell Books-A-Million, but I read the book during several visits to their store, while drinking coffee. I'm cheap that way. Ok, I bought the coffee, but I was thirsty.

Cookeville Runner,
I do not have all the answers.  I don't claim to.  I am merely pointing out that someone who runs 10 miles a week (you) shouldn't claim to know what's best for the majority (or even minority) of the running community.  Like I said before, it's like me claiming I'm a tofu expert because I've ate it a couple times.  Is this so hard to understand?

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Ryan Snellen, Kevin Hill, Steve Vilt, Chris Herren, Collin Magut, Caleb Swartz, Daniel Jones, Chris Demetra, Ted Towse, plus about 8-10 Belmont and Lipscomb guys at any given time(not sure if you count those since they're still in school, but they will run road races occasionally:Hillary Cheruiyot, Kip Hill, Jordan Anderson, Clay Hannah, Josh Helton, Brandon Mahaney, Ben McGlothlin, Will Peters, Kyle Sullinger, Joe White, Andrew Whitman, Ryan Chastain), plus some local high schoolers (Garrett Carmichael comes to mind).  In the summer we get to add Tom Divinnie, Hunter Hall, Sean Keveren, and sometimes Andrew Bumbalough.


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Then there's this guy that starred in "Spirit of the Marathon".  If only we could get him back on the roads???


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Ryan Snellen, Kevin Hill, Steve Vilt, Chris Herren, Collin Magut, Caleb Swartz, Daniel Jones, Chris Demetra, Ted Towse, plus about 8-10 Belmont and Lipscomb guys at any given time(not sure if you count those since they're still in school, but they will run road races occasionally:Hillary Cheruiyot, Kip Hill, Jordan Anderson, Clay Hannah, Josh Helton, Brandon Mahaney, Ben McGlothlin, Will Peters, Kyle Sullinger, Joe White, Andrew Whitman, Ryan Chastain), plus some local high schoolers (Garrett Carmichael comes to mind).  In the summer we get to add Tom Divinnie, Hunter Hall, Sean Keveren, and sometimes Andrew Bumbalough.


Jeff Edmonds.



Trent, this is the sub-15:45 list.  That's what Robert asked for.



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Then there's this guy that starred in "Spirit of the Marathon".  If only we could get him back on the roads???



Micah could bench press half of that list and still scare some of them in a race.



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I think you should keep the list to post-collegiate runners. I think it should be understood that if you're running in college you can go faster than 1545. Heck, If I'm not mistaken all of Belmont's guys are sub15, but this is a subject for a different thread.


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I think you should keep the list to post-collegiate runners. I think it should be understood that if you're running in college you can go faster than 1545. Heck, If I'm not mistaken all of Belmont's guys are sub15, but this is a subject for a different thread.


I agree, Wade.  My point is that there are still fast guys out there, despite what the weekly Podunk 5k results show.  I'm also pretty sure most of those guys on that list wear shoes.



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There are a lot of solid Nashville area college athletes who are very tough.  It's probably due to teams like MBA, Brentwood, Ensworth, Station Camp, Independence, etc. etc. putting out solid squads nearly every year.  Belmont has some guys who will be some studs in a few years, but I'm not sure if they have more than a guy or two who can break 15 in the 5k. However, I imagine they will be tough to beat in the Atlantic Sun in a couple years with the younger guys and having the Kenyan connections.  I especially hope they smash Kennesaw State.
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Originally Posted by ButchandConnie
I know this should be (and has been) another thread topic, but there are still ten guys in the Nashville area who can regularly run 15:30-15:45.  I can name that many off the top of my head, so there are probably more like fifteen or so.  I'm sure there are around twenty that can break 16:00.  The debate is always if there are too many races so the top guys rarely (and by rarely I mean almost never) get together and go at it.  Milner should have some kind of city championship 5 or 10k with prize money for the fastest middle Tennessee runners.

Sorry to hijack but I thought I should throw that in there.

YOUGOTTHATRIGHT


There will be TN--only prize money in the men's and women's 5000m at the 2010 Music City Distance Carnival. Whether anyone from Nashville will be willing/able to prevent Knoxvillians from taking it all remains to be seen.
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So, is there a date for the MCDC??
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