Thursday, July 22, 2010

Thoughts for the Day

  1. Experienced athletes that have disappointing run splits should slow their first two race legs until they are able to run in line with training performance. This requires a level of humility and maturity that many athletes will never achieve. -- Gordo Byrn
  2. Each day, let your training plan have one vote for the kind of run you do and let your body--your feelings of fatigue and readiness, enjoyment, confidence, and comfort--have two votes. In other words, don't be afraid to wing it. -- Matt Fitzgerald, 6 Tips for Mind Body Running

12 comments:

Lily on the Road said...

Fantastic advice! Thanks, that is exactly what I needed to read today!

Backofpack said...

Nice! I really like the second one.

Chris said...

Much wisdom in both of those points!
Thanks for sharing. Hope you don't mind if I steal (borrow) them to post on my blog!

teacherwoman said...

Love the 2nd one! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

Gosh.... such sensible statements... from you ... mwahhh ;o)

On a disturbing note I have just updated my blog look and having just gone on your realised I have pretty much the same look... that's ridiculous - so I'm off to change my background colour at least ;)

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
This was a great article....makes sense:)

Thanks for the vote of confidence that I am not going to kick the bucket any time soon:) Your comments always make me laugh! Woo hoo, tomorrow is Friday!

Lisa said...

Great words of wisdom...

Jess said...

Those are some good thoughts!

Michelle said...

Excellent! Thanks for sharing!

challenges2010 said...

I'm winging it most times! Still have trouble with the first one.

Runner Leana said...

I love those quotes! I read somewhere that there is no such thing as a good bike followed by a bad run. If you had a bad run that meant that you didn't bike well enough to have an optimum run. And someone also told me that the level of energy you expend in the swim can really negatively impact your bike time. All interesting stuff, this putting three sports together is...

Scott Keeps Running said...

The beer in the fridge has three votes.