Talking With Dr. JoAnn
We asked JoAnn to comment on an email we got..."back off on effort and do the races as a lark..."
Friday, March 9th, 2012
We are interviewing a lot of interested people for our film. This morning we spoke with Dr JoAnn Dahlkoetter. She is a Stanford University Medical Center trained licensed psychologist. She won the San Francisco Marathon in the early 80's and placed 2nd in the World Championship Hawaii Ironman Triathlon a couple of years later.
JoAnn is the author of "Your Performing Edge." She has been coaching Olympic athletes for the last four Olympics. She put together a special Visualization Exercises CD for me. I have not listened to it yet but I am tonight. Her insights are going to be very helpful. In her book I read that, "Research has shown that those who make their goals public in some way perform significantly better..." I am a firm believer of this. Dr. JoAnn is going to be so helpful...
JoAnn does think that my challenge of racing 350 miles at under 7 minutes per mile with no more than 50 races during 2012 is a tough goal. We talked about a lot of things and she wants to help me reach my goal.
Michael captured the interview with four different camera angles. "Bob got an email from a well known coach and previous 4:06 miler that certainly was not encouraging," stated director Michael. "These are some of the points in the email....'I think you are still at major risk for hurting yourself...nobody cares how you'll perform in the next ten months except yourself...back off on effort and do the races as a lark, rather than a grind." We asked JoAnn to comment on this email...
Comments and Feedback
That is an interesting e-mail you received... I wonder if he is just jealous because you thought of the idea before him?
Shari Mernett 3/11/12 1:56 pm
Shari, I know the guy who sent the email. He is not jealous. Not in his nature. Just genuinely concerned.
Richard Stiller 3/11/12 9:04 pm
Training Run March 7 in Los Altos Hills
Good Training Run at Rancho San Antonio
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
One thing I am loving about making this movie is that I am doing a lot of training runs with some amazing people. This morning training run started at 8am at a favorite training location near my house...Rancho San Antonio up in Los Altos Hills, California.
Rich, Chantelle Wilder, Christine Kennedy, and me before doing 4.8 miles through the hills. Christine has had an amazing year. She is one of the top 50 plus runners in the country. In 2011 she won the Jessie Owens Award as the number one overall master runner in the US. Rich ran to the farm and back with us. He didn't mention his calf which is good...
Joining us was 26-year-old Chantelle Wilder. She is the co-founder of the Runners Feed. She is currently running 80 miles a week. In 2010 she placed 5th at the Canadian Half Marathon Championships. In 2011 she ran a 1:16 half in New York. She offered to pace me in one of my upcoming races. That would be great!
Mike got some good footage of us running through the hills. He was on the bicycle right in front of us. Christine talked about her store Athletic Performance in Los Gatos, shoes in general, her running and her take on my challenge. We could have easily have run much further than 4.8 miles. On Tuesday we are going to meet up (without the film crew) and get in 8-10 miles.
Christine and Chantelle shared some good advice on running up hills. I handle the downhills well but I need to run uphills better. Their advice is going to help. Rich doing some filming on the top of this hill with the GoPro.
Rancho San Antonio is such a beautiful place to run.
We pass by this farm at about the one mile mark.
The trials here are just amazing and there are so many of them. I have been running here since the early 80's.
Mike shot mostly with the GoPro this morning. It is amazing what this little camera can do.
Mike wrapping it up with Waitman who rounded out the crew this morning. My next race (number 12) is the Juana 8k Run on Saturday. Photos by Waitman and me
Comments and Feedback
I would be interested in hearing Christine and Chantelle's advice on running up hills... Are you going to post an interview with them?
Shari Mernett 3/11/12 1:53 pm
We will be posting an interview with Christine and Dr JoAnn soon. And Chantelle has a lot to share too!
Bob Anderson 3/11/12 6:28 pm
Perfect!! I am looking forward to reading it!
Shari Mernett 3/11/12 8:47 pm