Wednesday, August 13, 2008

You Play Like You Practice

Growing up, my dad use to always tell me, "You play like you practice." So in the sports I played, such as soccer or baseball, I always wanted to push myself. This is always true. If I have not trained hard before any event in my life I can pretty much predict the outcome of the event.

That being said, I am beginning to worry a little about my next 100 miler. Work, family, and...well, life have caused me to be so inconsistent in my training. I keep hoping for the best and telling myself that next week will be better, but the truth is training has not been a priority. I'm not saying that it should be a priority, but if I expect to finish this race with any decent time, I have to train harder. So, if that means no sleep, no TV watching, etc. So be it!

I've got priorities, yes, but that doesn't mean I can't make some other sacrifices to be able to train harder. There is less than three months to go--enough time if I crack down now. Stay tuned to see how and if I do it!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

I wouldn't cut back on sleep too much - that's needed for recovery. I'm guessing you spend a lot of time on your feet cleaning - that's sort of training, too. Just keep getting your long runs in and you'll be fine.

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