On Tuesday I made a comparison between soccer’s World Cup and running races.
Both are things I love with a passion. And while each of them are awesome, they both leave room for improvement.*
In fact, few things in life are utterly perfect… except birthday cake-flavored M&M’s. Have you tried those things? Holy Jumping Schnikes!
So I dusted off the soapbox, jumped up and mentioned a few race experience items that could be handled better along with possible solutions. Whether they are reasonable solutions or not remains to be seen.
I also asked others to jump up and acknowledge areas where they think races come up short (in the name of improvement) or just to blow off a little steam. We all need to do that from time to time.
When did walking become such a bad thing?
I recently read a post from an acquaintance boasting about how they finally completed an entire half marathon without walking a single step.
I was about to send them a congratulatory note on their race… then I continued reading their post.
They went on to say that they ran the entire race much slower than they’d wanted and even had difficulty finishing. Their time was one of their worst ever (and this person is all about their finisher’s time), yet they acted like the race was an unmitigated success… simply because they didn’t walk.
If their driving force is to get as fast a time as possible, why is that point ignored in the wake of “successfully” not walking?
Ummm, congrats? I guess.