Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Mentoring e-Mail # 23

Hello Team Nashville,

It is I, your Artful Mentor, with a taper week quiz for you! Let’s get started!

1. Taper refers to:
a. The reduced training mileage in the weeks leading up to a long distance race
b. The need to do less fund raising in the weeks leading up to a long distance race
c. A large hoofed animal of the family Tapiridae, indigenous to South America and Malaysia
d. Not sure, let me drink a cold beer and get back to you

2. If I have not yet reached my fund raising goal, during the taper period I should:
a. Relax and read a good book
b. Relax and go to a movie
c. Relax and drink beer
d. Work like crazy on fund raising

3. Reaching the $3,600 fund raising minimum for Nashville is:
a. Doable
b. Impossible
c. Not sure, let me drink a cold beer and get back to you

4. Someone on the Nashville team is:
a. going to run the full and the half marathon on the same day in Nashville
b. giving up on fund raising
c. going to have a birthday a couple of days after the race
d. Not sure, let me drink a cold beer and get back to you

5. You guys are:
a. A poor excuse for a team
b. Fantastic
c. Mediocre
d. Not sure, let me drink a cold beer and get back to you

6. For extra credit, my Artful Mentor is:
a. An idiot
b. A great mentor
c. Not sure, let me drink a cold beer and get back to you

Now to score your test, here are the correct answers: 1 (a); 2 (d); 3 (a); 4 (c); 5 (b); 6 (b)

Give yourself 20 points for each correct answer. Wrong answers are zero, but if you answered “a” to question number 6, please deduct 50 points.

Now let’s be clear, this wimpy taper thing (which I am really enjoying by the way) does not apply to fundraising, only training. So get out there and let’s close that gap between your fund raising goals and what you have raised to date.

See you Saturday for the Hollywood Cemetery run, which is a blast by the way. It is a very scenic place with great views of the city and river, and is especially beautiful this time of you. Also don’t forget send-off on Sunday. I assume we will get an e-vite and/or additional information.

GO TEAM!
Your Artful Mentor

2 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Art, I have to steal this and use it for my team.

Racn4acure said...

"Steal away", Coach Ken. That is one reason I put stuff out on the blog because maybe now and then someone else doing TNT will find it useful. Art