Wednesday October 1, Run #3

Best Wednesday of the Month…

It’s pint night at NRC.   So come join us for Run #3, and head down to Nashville Running Company afterwards.

6 am or 6 pm at the corner of 11th and Holly in East Nashville.    Remember, if you are a walk/runner, the Lasty Nasties meet at 5:45 pm.

Note:  The seasons are changing, and the days are getting shorter – meaning its time for reflective gear.   This week is a longer run, so many folks won’t be finishing until after 7.  If you don’t own any reflective clothing don’t wear black, and then buy something from NRC on Wednesday.

Route #3

Marathon World Record

It took Dennis Kimetto under 2 hours and 3 minutes to finish the Berlin Marathon last Sunday (2:02:57).   Amazing.  Check out some highlights here.   For you track people, he average under 70 seconds per 400 meters.   Imagine, 105 laps of the track at 69.9 seconds per lap.   And this from a guy who was not a serious runner until 2008.

This is one thing I love about running: we can be amazed by the elites, without trivializing our own accomplishments.  Here’s the reality: we will never beat elite runners in a footrace.  In fact, most of us couldn’t even join them for an easy jog.  But each of us can have our own personal victory every day by just getting out there and running.   That’s a beautiful thing.

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.” – George Sheehan

See you on Wednesday!

 Mark

One Response to Wednesday October 1, Run #3

  1. MICHAEL SHERMAN says:

    Mark, that is an excellent quote from George Sheehan you shared with the group. Conceptually speaking it applies to most everything. Thanks, Mike S.

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