30 Sep '16, 10am

Running And Waiting

Running And Waiting

A few years later, as I was building up for what was to be my 10th and final Western States , I faced a similar circumstance. My fitness was peaking in the weeks preceding the race and I felt like a race horse in the starting gate of the Kentucky Derby. Recalling my experience from a few years prior I paused, and rather than sign up for a last minute tune-up race, I took two days completely off. Then, following a final 10-day push with no racing and little intensity, I tapered. While that Western States was by no means my fastest or best result, my willingness to delay and wait for the main event served to make the experience far more enjoyable and fulfilling than any of my previous races. The waiting paid off!

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2016/09/running-and-waiting.html

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