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Person of Interest
'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run." -Monte Davis
Sub 19........someday? Its just a dream right now.
The pain that hurts the worse is the imagined pain. One of the most difficult arts of racing is learning to ignore the imagined pain and just live with the present pain (which is always bearable.) - Jeff
Yup, mile two was a hill and I was struggling at that point. When the split for mile 2 showed on the garmin I was dejected and accepting that a sub 19 wasn't going to happen that morning and honestly thought about coasting in. But I shook it off and kept working and picked it back up. I figured a 19:02 and when I looked at my watch after finishing I was surprised (and happy).
Run Asics, yup - that's the plan! Breaking 20 was real tough and mind bending, breaking 19 was just more consistency and fitness, breaking 18!? Who knows...maybe next year!
www.hplg.net The Human Powered League - Solo Cup Series - Trail Building
Climbing Mt Ruapehu
Personal Race Records:
M 3:52:48 (Auckland 2011), HM 1:38:16 (Taupo 2010), 10km 45:05 (Sir Barry 2010), 5km 20:21 (How Pak 5km 2010)
2012 Goals:Run the 75km Hillary Trail in a day (done 10/3/2012)
Race Less Train More
Run until the trail runs out.