Oh Mighty Wing
The Greatest of All Time
so you mean all this sabotaging of my mileage all because I stress out over the long run may be for naught??
The Monkey Games
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Marcus, when you quit your job and are unemployed, that means you are supposed to sleep late.
There are two parts of a marathon. The first 20 and the last 6.2. All of the weird nasty stuff happens around 20 miles for us mortals and I think you need to have peered into that a little before the race so you know what to expect.
If you show up to monkey with no real long run base it's going to be uglier than it needs to be and you might DNF. So take that as you will.
50,000 Miles Later
You people are jerks..
Shan asked us to be.
Though, admittedly, it would be more gratifying if we were jerks through our own initiative.
The Logic of Long Distance
Try to enjoy the runs themselves. You're not running for the monkey; you're doing the monkey because you're a runner.