Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Push Past the Pain, as the Champions Do

From the NY Times
To his surprise, it was an elite runner, Kim Smith, a blond waif from New Zealand. She has broken her country’s records in shorter distances and now she’s running half marathons. She ran the London marathon last spring and will run the New York marathon next month.

That day, Ms. Smith seemed to be struggling. Her breathing was labored and she had saliva all over her face. But somehow she kept up, finishing just behind Stefan and coming in fifth with a time of 1:08:39.
And that is one of the secrets of elite athletes, said Mary Wittenberg, president and chief executive of the New York Road Runners, the group that puts on the ING New York City Marathon. They can keep going at a level of effort that seems impossible to maintain.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The bit about knowing the course applies perfectly to EBAL Center Meet #2. It was a new course, that no one had raced on before, and it showed.

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