Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Frank Shorter said...

"You have to forget your last marathon before you try another. Your mind can't know what's coming."

Well, have to hand it to Frank Shorter, he has a good point.

Forget that you'll spend 3/4/5 hours of running joy that turns into sustained pain -- the mental kind too. Forget that gels, even the nice flavoured ones, aren't fun to chew. And that Gatorade in large amounts get you burping. Forget using a sensible washroom in favour of a portajohn/potty. Or even a tree in a park with thousands of people to your back. Forget the wall. Forget what it feels like after the wall. Forget that 22 miles is still 4 miles or 6.4 kilometres to the end.. Forget that the last .2 hurts too. Forget the limp past the finish, the medal you collect, the post-run beer, the ice/epson salt the war stories and the proud hobble the day after. No time to forget, gotta roll them legs...

Five more days till the next one...

5 comments:

Marlene said...

I can't see myself EVER running back to backs like that. Wow. Hope you are feeling ready to go come Sunday!

marie said...

LOVE this.

Laura said...

...or 6 hrs out there.
Have a good race/time on Sunday...I will be out for the half.

yumke said...

Thanks guys, Sunday is coming a little too fast. I could use another extra rest day :)

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