Nov 12, 2010
The session started off with John “The Penguin” Bingham, who is also starting the race this weekend(can’t think of that word at the moment).
-If you are in a back corral, you have time(so don’t feel like you are in a rush).
-The people with the most interesting life stories are in the back.
-Runners round down when telling their times 🙂
-Look good in your finish photo 🙂
Someone asked a question about hydration.
-If your urine is clear, all of the electrolytes are out of your system.
-Drink when you are thirsty
-At every aid station ask yourself “Am I thirsty?”
Someone asked about their knee
-everyone gets a little nicked up
-The difference between injury vs. fatigue
-Commit to walking through the water stops
-No professional athlete is going to ris their health for one race
-Be aware of your surroundings when you have an ipod
Someone asked about hitting the ‘wall’
-With all the different replacements, you won’t hit the wall
-Cramping=lack of sodium
-Don’t wait to fuel
-Layer(short sleeve, long sleeve, hat).
I don’t have a hat oops…
In the next session John and Frank spoke:
-In NY, the hills are the bridges
-The drugs work too well
-EPO gives a 2% advantage(not fair)
-You can’t promote a sport and police it at the same time.
-There is a certain segment of the population that doesn’t care if they are actually winning on their own.
-You lose more often than you win
-When you train, you are just like the elites
-It’s not all or nothing
-Elites keep up the same intensity even after a race
-Frank started running for stress relief(in school)
-You have to enjoy the movement(itself)
-Ask yourself “Do you like just being out there?”
-When racing, you have to know when to turn the switch on and off(regarding competition)
The next session involved Rod Dixon, Frank, and Meb:
-Everyday is different, you just have to give it 110%
-Do your scheduled workout even when you don’t feel good
-Consistency is the key
-Run to your best ability
-Everyone who finishes is a winner
-Finishing is winning and winning is finishing
-Punch the turns!
-You can convert your fibers(from fast to slow)
-Running is like a game of chess
-You have to be a few steps/moves ahead of the next person
-Look at the corners(how can you save the distance?)
-Its a game of pluses and minuses
-If you are trying to win, it doesn’t matter who is next to you
-Make sure you are initiating
-We all run better in different conditions
-Reframing, When you lose, figure out how you will win the next time
-We all have to overcome something(MEB)
-Always have a plan(A-Z if needed)
-Run your own race(I wrote that twice)
-Go to your inner coach
-The marathon is a metaphor for life
-Don’t go out too early(MEB)
Talk(find someone to talk to around mile 7 or 8(John)
Hope you all find some inspiration from these great people 🙂