19 Jun '16, 7pm

A commitment to pain leads to hard-earned marathon finish #gmas @duluthnews @areavoices #running

A commitment to pain leads to hard-earned marathon finish #gmas @duluthnews @areavoices #running

“In every race, something within each athlete (something we may now specify as perception of effort) poses a simple question: How bad do you want it? To realize your potential, you must respond with some version of this answer: More.” — Matt Fitzgerald, author if How Bad Do You Want It? Sitting on an old dorm room chair, time ticked off agonizingly slow. The view outside of the window offered one blessing already: the severe thunderstorms forecast for the morning would stay away, most likely for the duration of the 40th Grandma’s Marathon. But a warm, think air hovered — barely a breath of air rustled the trees in the background — and runners would not see ideal conditions. Before leaving to catch a bus to the starting line, I did a quick online search and found this article about running in high humidity , and it didn’t offer any additional comfort. Race day would be a su...

Full article: http://runningspud.areavoices.com/commitment-to-pain/

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