|Starting list featuring estimated finish times.|
|A difficult condition windy rainy run this winter, but one I pushed through and felt so strong on|
"Mile 18. Why am I not fading? Emotions scream inside me. Never before have I felt so strong so late in a race. A voice from deep within encourages me to go harder. To reach towards that boundary that separates the safe from the uncontrollable.
I accept the challenge and I push. Hard.
The final 2 miles zip by in a blur. I see the finish chute. I expect 2:10, but the red neon clock reads 2:04. That can’t be right.
I stop my watch. Check the data, this can’t be real....
That can’t be right. But it is...
It’s those unexpected, breakout moments in life that keep us motivated and pushing hard towards goals that sometimes seem impossibly out of reach."
I want to have a day like that. I will have a day like that. A day like I've had in my last several races, where I surprise myself. I have a strong mental mind and I am prepared for any complications, but I don't entertain the thoughts of them before a race. I have high goals, and I'm not going to lower those goals, I'll just meet them. If you want to watch there is live coverage of the race here. See you next week!