"Patience is critical to success in endurance sport. It comes from self-confidence. Self-confidence is found in the mentally tough." @jfriel
run 24 miles 3:34:25
32kg kettlebell swings 5 x 10
Another run in the dark. It was a bit slow, but my legs felt good. The last 4 miles were sub 8:00 min/mile, so it appears I started to wake up near the end. I have two long runs left before the race. I may just cap them at 20 miles and try to run them faster. We'll see how I feel next weekend.
In the afternoon I got some kettlebell swings in. I will write more about those in a couple of days. I would like to start getting some weight work in, and they are a good start.
Sports Illustrated article on Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore:
“There’s no magic. A lot of times there’s this misconception that people are just given this talent, that they never had to work hard to get where they are.” Their common denominator, he says, is the willingness to submit to “that grueling, grinding, not-fun task, and to do it over and over. That’s what successful people do.”
This was where I ran today. Of course it doesn't quite look like this with a headlamp, but you get the point.
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