You can actually suffer a little bit more going slowly than when you're going really fast. A faster marathon might even be easier than a slow one, in terms of what it takes out of you mentally.
I plan to be running as long as I can and have no plans to stop.
Numbers don't lie. You always seem to remember your workouts as being a little better than they were. It's good to go back and review what you do.
The marathon is all about energy management. I had planned to run it like a track race with strategic surges to blow up my competitors by putting them into oxygen debt, so that is the way I prepared.
I think he had a wake-up call. It's a different kind of race, and I think maybe he didn't take it quite as seriously as he might have, but you can bet he learned a lot of lessons.
I think it is that parents just don't kick their kids out the door as much as they used to. I think the demise of sandlot sports has had a lot to do with it.
There's obviously some validity to it. But I think it also points out that you obviously can do it on your own because people have been doing it long before they had the stuff.
Again, racing for me was about energy management.
Being in school is the best place to be if you are an athlete because you can structure your own time.
The irony of that is, what makes it kind of ironic, is when you do become successful as a professional athlete in particular, a lot of the young children who are emulating these stars do have a different perspective.
I also held several masters running titles.
When you first run up First Avenue in New York, if you don't get goose bumps, theres something wrong with you.
Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career - mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.
It is not the time spent with the child at their activity that is going to produce the highest level athlete. It is in supporting the child in an organized activity so the child can find what they truly like to do and let them go.
It is just called Continuing Legal Education. You can go to lectures, you can even listen to tapes on airplanes - they want you to stay current. So you do have to stay current to maintain your license even if you are not practicing.
So, in a way I was hedging and saying that if the Olympic stuff doesn't work out at least I can be a lawyer.
For the novice runner, I'd say to give yourself at least 2 months of consistently running several times a week at a conversational pace before deciding whether you want to stick with it. Consistency is the most important aspect of training at this point.
I was actually going to law school in 1972.
I think the secret of my light, quick, foot strike is related to the fact that I have fragile feet.
To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
Right now, after having had back surgery, I am finally back to running again.
My goal is to break three hours in a marathon
The weather is perfect. The gods are shining on us.
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