|Posted by Alejandro Belmares on December 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM|
Over the past year we have received several inquires about our team and what we require. We hope this post answers most, if not all of your questions.
Ninja Endurance Racing is open to anyone and everyone who is willing to not only grow as a runner but a person as well. We structure our entire programs and foundation on team unity. We train together when time allows it and we firmly believe that we shall triumph and fail together. No runner is greater than another. We believe that those who succeed in this sport are NOT the ones who post fast times or win races, but rather overcome odds to FINISH a race and defy the odds. We also have the steadfast belief that if you find meaning in the running you will do, then perhaps you can find meaning in life. We believe in a collective and will always go back for you in a race and never leave ANYONE behind.
Our team only has ONE requirement (well two really) if you wish to join you pay $35 for the singlet printing fee. You are required to wear it on race day UNLESS you race in a charity race and join as part of their team or group (which Thomas and Gamini have done) then no biggie. You will also pay a fee of $30 for the booster tee ($20 for the tee and $10 for the print fee) that is used for both training, wearing pre/post race. Men's tees will be white, women's will be black to match singlet colors. Also all please note, members who compete and win events will receive a shirt that says WINNING on it. (please note this is a work in progress and can change)
There is no contract no paperwork no nothing, we are totally hassle free. We do however encourage all our members to contribute monthly (if possible) to our team donation fund and spread the word to increase our booster support and more importantly the funds. Our goal is to have more funds allocated for team trips, races, gear and much more. The more money we generate as an organization, the more merchandise we can have (this will include shoes and training gear in the not too distant future) and in turn provide to not only our members but boosters as well.
We do want to stress and emphasize that our team is in the process of ordering more merchandise that will include jackets, bags and much more. You can find more information about that both on the Facebook page AND the website as well. Before sending your money make sure you are aware of the policies for the uniform and gear as there will be NO exceptions. All our members will be wearing matching outfits in the near future. This will include singlet/jackets/tees. Women will be using the black tees with black jackets and the men will have white tees and black jackets.
Training runs are listed on our website and are used as a guide as opposed to a formality. During the season we coordinate MOST our training runs via the Facebook page. We have runners who live in different parts of the valley and run at various times. We do have groups that meet up and train together. The bulk of our sessions are however in the evening hours. On top of training runs during the week, we also meet at the UNLV Track every Tuesday & Thursday for speed work sessions. Training regiments for these are designed and sculpted for improved performance. All training regiments are handled internally and personal plans are available upon request. We believe in quality over quantity and point to the past success of all our members in every racing distance to support our system. (Please note that we don't have a coach, nor pretend to be coaches. Our systems are guides and tools used based on previous experiences tweaked to everyone's goals. All plans do however have teachings and constructs of the team sensai)
Second we are all AGAINST PEDs so once we get bigger and better we will ALL be required to pee in a cup, so if you juice sorry we are not the team for you. We believe in honor and the integrity of the sport so if you cheat not only are you cheating yourself but us as well.
We hope this answers most if not all your questions about our team. For more information feel free to contact us directly via email at: [email protected] or visit our Facebook page. Also, feel free to ask any of our members about their experiences and they will more than gladly fill you in
Find your happy pace!