1) It’s all about the finish line
2) You define success
3) It is not a sprint
During one of my training sessions, my son decided to join me, and he outpaced me in the first half mile. However, he soon became tired and stopped his run. He didn’t realize that winning is not by sprinting, but by running at a constant pace over a long period of time.
4) Accountability is critical
Our training group met every Saturday and encouraged each other through out the training period. Social media and certain running apps also helped to keep us focused on our end goal.
5) Break is brutal
Thanksgiving was a few weeks prior to the race, and it was quite natural that the focus was not on the race, but on celebrating one of the greatest holidays (and Black Friday shopping too !!) However, it destroyed the momentum and so we had to work hard to get back on track.