A running blog, of sorts
Always interesting,especially bit about regular long runs. Good luck with the 10 km race.
Best of luck mate. Be certain of your plan, remain focused, relaxed and for heavens sake have fun out there.
Thanks Mark. Actually just the advice I need. I think I'm my own worst enemy vis a vis not relaxing and taking it all bit too seriously. Happy New Year!
Just be confident in knowing you can suffer like a mother f===king dog!
I think you are on to something Rick. Could be that I'm just not willing or able to suffer like a dog and if that's the case I don't deserve the results. I'm going to think about this and write something on it soon.
I think the ability to suffer the pain for an extended period of time is what makes a great runner. I know personally that I cave in much to easily and back off when I shouldn't. But as Mark said you still have to be having fun out there so I guess that is the limiting factor how much pain will you endure before it is not fun.
Yes, well said. I have to work on it I think. One thing that is to a runners advantage is knowing that it is pain we can actually push through even if our minds are telling us otherwise. What was it that Percy Cerutty used to yell at Herb Elliott when he was doing it hard on track sessions: "IT'S ONLY PAIN" KEEP RUNNING!" or something like that.
Watched this in advance of the 10k report Scott. Interesting reading the comments (Rick etc) about being willing to suffer and give it 100% all the way. It's in your head ;-) We all know runners who race way above how their training indicates and others who leave their best efforts on the training track. I plead guilty to often 'slacking off' during a race, especially if my feelings (legs/breathing etc) aren't spot-on or my rivals are getting away. I want to change that this year and push hard all the way, even if I know the race isn't going to result in a PB.