25 Feb '14, 3am

Why Running And Racing Are Not The Same Thing

Moments before the race started on Saturday, I was still in the mindset that I was just going to run this one for fun, and not turn it into an actual race. I have successfully run many races like this in the past, what you might call a ‘training race,’ and I just kind of assumed that’s what I would do this time. Within minutes of the race start, though, I began to shift my mindset. I remember thinking, Wow, I actually feel pretty good, and as long as there are all these other people out here running the same race, I may as well race them . I didn’t act upon these thoughts right away. I was pretty sure I was going to start racing before the run was over, but for the first hour or so I told myself that I should probably just play it safe (in terms of the physical stress on my body). It is after all very likely that all of the racing I have done in the past is what brought me...

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