Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Thoughts from a Kenyan Runner on Racing
Her thoughts on racing:
"You know me, I don't have a tactic, and I normally start the race and see how I feel. I do not run anybody else's race. When the gun goes I must evaluate with my own body and see. Then as the race develops, I run accordingly. So you can say that I do not have a set tactic for any race. Along the way, I am monitoring my form and running entirely to how I feel, not what the other runners are doing. If I feel good in the final miles then I will start to push from about three miles out.
When I am in the last few miles I am just concentrating on getting to the finish line and how nice it will be to be there. The legs feel tired for sure, but that is for everybody." - quote from More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way
Catherine's thoughts on running road races during marathon training:
"I do races to just see where I am, not really to try and win the races. That is not important. But following the race I can look [at the result] and see what needs to be done. Well, if I run a half-marathon and go under 1:10, then I know all is great, but if it is a minute or two slower, then i add more speed work to the plan." - quote from More Fire: How to Run the Kenyan Way
Looking forward to our group workout Thursday night 5:30 behind the Ala Moana Tennis Courts. Hope to see many there! We will celebrate all the great achievements this past weekend at the Kona Marathon and Half-Marathon!
- Dr. Nate "Coach" Carlson