Friday, November 13, 2009

Yeah, that's me.

If I write the Access Denied series explaining why I resigned last week, you’ll need to know the persons involved. Here are the qualifications I brought to the club when I became president in May.

2005
Participant in the club’s initial 10-Mile Training Program

2006
Volunteer Coach, 10K Training Program.
Volunteer Coach, 10-Mile Training Program.
Volunteer at some club races.

2007
Director, 10K Training Program.
Director, 10-Mile Training Program.
Director, Reebok SunTrust Half Marathon Training Program (along with the club president, I helped create the Reebok SunTrust National Marathon Training Program).
Recipient of the Justine Peet Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award.

2008
Club VP, Director of Training.
Director, 10K Training Program.
Director, 10-Mile Training Program.
Director, Reebok SunTrust Half Marathon Training Program (under the club president, who remained as director of the overall program).
Obtained RRCA Coaching Certification.
Club representative at the RRCA 50th Annual Convention.
Obtained CPR and 1st Aid Certification, completed additional course work in Sports Psychology and Lactate Tolerance.
Volunteer at various club races.

Winter/Spring 2009
Finished directing the Reebok SunTrust National Half Marathon Training Program.
Race Staff at the SunTrust National Marathon.
Director, 10K Training Program.
Finalized the deal bringing the ATM Training Program to the club and set up that training program’s leadership structure.

General—I conducted some hill workouts, scheduled some speakers for the training programs, participated in numerous club races and programs, developed a body of volunteer coaches and acted as the informal historian of the club’s 10K, 10M and Half Marathon Training Programs by weekly blogging. The last three years have been exceedingly busy for me. For instance, I devoted forty-seven out of fifty-two Saturday mornings last year to actively participating in the three training programs that I directed. Detailed planning and administrative work were routinely required each week.

Basically, I came from the developing training side of the club, as opposed to the traditional, long-established racing side of the club. There is a tension between the two. My training director credentials were first rate.

7 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

A VERY impressive list, Peter!

Anne said...

Wow, that's a lot of effort on behalf of other runners. You must have a pretty big track club to support that many programs. I'm sure, like most running clubs, 20% of the members do 80% of the work. I wish it were universally appreciated, though the ominous tone suggests that wasn't the case.

Danielle said...

I think there are always tensions. Back in Iowa, I specifically didn't join the established running club because they were too racing focused. You did a lot of good for other runners!

DawnB said...

Peter, you is what most clubs want active members nice history. I am sure your devotion was well appreciated.

A runner said...

The list is impressive but is it really accurate? Time can sometimes modify memories and recollections.

Sunshine said...

Your list is an admirable legacy.
Congratulations and God bless.

Rainmaker said...

Just remember, no matter how things may have ended - you've done an amazing job with the club and affected thousands of runners in the sport. Nobody can take that away.

Btw, speaking of affecting runners - I hope you're ready for my annual apperance at the 3K run (in December). I'm ready... :)