Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
The best runners are the most disciplined. They go easy when they should go easy, hard when they need to go hard, have a mental toughness like no other, and realize their main competitor resides within themselves.
Yesterday, I was finally able to wrap my head around the fact that the best runners not only know how to run fast, but they know how to run slow. For so long my speed has been fast and then faster. I was competitive against my own times and I was competitive against other runners. In the end, that really serves no purpose because I lose a month or so of running due to injury.
The best runners have more than one speed and understand the value of going slower. It only makes them faster in the long run 😉 .
Happy Trails and Happy Running,