If they've got the guts to do it, you can't really say anything about it.
You kind of just have to go with the flow.
You never know what you might get.
Sometimes it would just be two of us pushing each other, and you felt like you were going really fast. Having more people around makes you feel like you're not doing something impossible.
It's a very scary thing to happen, but the staff was great -- we got customers out of the way.
Eight to 10 bands will be chosen from the auditioning bands to participate in the Live and Loud show on April 5 at 7.
I competed in 2004. I was disappointed because it seemed like a popularity contest. Bands weren't judged on sound.
This Live and Loud is for musicians by musicians.
Competitors can be assured that they are being assessed by unbiased judges with a wide scope of musical knowledge.
We are judging individual members, because a band is the sum of its parts. The band depends on the ability of its members in order to make it, so why not reward the best of the best?
But it is nice to know that you have other races lined up, because sometimes you can get so focused on your next marathon that it can become kind of unhealthy in some ways. So it's nice to have something else to slap you in the face and say, all right, there is life after the Olympics.
I really didn't feed off the whole Olympic experience at all, and I regret that from an athletic perspective, and also from a personal experience. I feel like I missed out, so I'm not going to do that this time.
I try to avoid the temptation with time as a total indicator for what my possibilities are for the marathon. It's the not the best indicator, but it's more how you feel, how you cover the distance and how you are able to do the training afterward.
More than the time, it's about how you feel - you want to be strong throughout the race.
It's kind of nice in some ways having an Olympic Trials where I finished second. You can kind of go in more under the radar facing a 2:03 guy and facing a lot of dudes who are faster than I am, whereas, before Beijing, I had one of the top 10 times in the field, or something like that.