If you’ve read my sister’s post about recognizing what you’re willing to do to maximize your training, you know that it’s all relative: super fast runners Shalane and Kara earned their success at Boston this year because they were willing to make sacrifices necessary to pursue running as a career. Runners like them shape their lives around training: they pay coaches and therapists, they travel all over to races and push hard. But why not you? Why not me? If we’re willing to sacrifice everything, if we train as long and as intensively we could do it too, right?
Well, maybe. But a lot of us have other stuff going on in our lives that precludes all that. For me, and I know for many of you too, it’s a financial burden, and I can’t run away from that. Does that make me unwilling, or is it okay to feel like I’m not able?
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