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Passing a kidney stone perhaps.
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
I think part of it is language. I don't use words like "pain" or "hurt" even in my own mind to describe what happens when racing. To me this is the language of failure and defeat. Racing does not hurt, it is intense. When things start to get intense in a race I am happy because this is the time to make something of all my preparation. When the intensity starts to set in it is time to focus because only when things get intense do I have an opportunity to accomplish something meaningful to me in running. My best races did not hurt at all, but they were quite intense.
Roads were made for journeys...
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away...(unkown) • Go With The Flow • Thyroid Support Group
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