One of the most motivating things I’ve read in a very long time. And that’s saying something. The portion in the middle that I highlighted is something that resonates with me on a deep level. I love it, I love running! Just go run somewhere!
“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys…It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet. Its the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut. It’s about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead. It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with. It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there’s not a single soul in sight to cheer you on. Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel. And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all that you can ask for.” – Paul Maurer, The Gift – A Runner’s Story
…”turned to steel.”
Here is a video from Nate Helming of San Francisco CrossFit, Helming Athletics, and The Run Experience. In case you were wondering what the terms I’m using in my warm-up description for my running and biking sessions this is it….
Warm-up: 25 jumping jacks x 3, leg swings front/back, bent over hamstring stretch, ankle rotations.
CF Endurance 6-Week Running Drill Program Week 3 Day 1
- Drills – Stable arm drill x 3, carioca 3 x 10 both directions, exaggerated lunge 3 x 10 each leg, wall drill 3 x 20 each leg.
- 1x through of: 4 x 1:30s @98 cadence, 1 drill of choice, 6:00 @ 93 cadence.
REST, RECOVERY, AND MOBILITY!