Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Internet by Jake Schmitt of the Bay Area Track Club

Think back to that first time you raced, I mean, really raced; the nerves of uncertainty, the excitement your mind creates of infinite potential, and the fear that all the anonymous faces of your competitors stirs in your stomach. As tense as this memory may make you, I’m sure there is a good possibility that the memory is also attached to a great sense of accomplishment with a newfound confidence in your ability. This revelation in your running life is priceless, it is the time when the cannot becomes the can. No amount of training or visualizations can replicate the power of naïveté once it has been squandered, once we know what actual pain feels like, what the weather is going to be like, or even, who is “better” than us.

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