Training Day 171 p.2/Notes From The Best

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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 🙂 
-Enjoy yourself! 
-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 🙂 

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