Patience

Very few of us are gifted the genes that allow us to run well without practicing. Building up our strength endurance (stamina) takes time and it’s unusual to be able to run far without a patient build up over a long period of time. The same applies when we return from injury or illness. Trying…

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Failing to win

If you want to run faster, you must try running faster. If you want to get stronger, you must use your muscles until they’re tired and cannot lift. If you want to get better at anything, first you must fail. Urgh; these are terrible truths (although, if you rearrange the words a bit, could help…

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Being together

I miss running with other people. I don’t miss races, but I miss Saturday morning off-road splashes with my running buddies and coaching unruly* crowds of athletes on Sunday outruns. I miss the whoops of laughter during warm-up games and I miss having to give instructions three times because someone’s not been listening. We will…

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