They feed off of each other Photo: approx 2009 at Middle School asphalt track. Training is the religion. Competing is the festival. One is lonely. The other, crowded. It’s symbiotic. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.