Why I run [long distances]
I wrote the original “Why I Run” post here. Some of the feedback I received was that you were “relieved to hear a true reason of motivation”. And that is just it, it is a deep motivation. Yesterday, I did my time trial with my varsity cross country team. I whined to our physical therapist afterwards that I didn’t have my watch to push me forward and keep the pace I wanted.
He leaned in, pounded my chest and bellowed “What?!?! There isn’t a fire in here to push you forward?”
Yes. Yes there is. But my confession is that I am not a great short distance runner. I am not even a good short distance runner. I have not cracked a 20 minute 5 KM since high school but I need interval training to keep me in shape and I love LOVE the people on my team.
I want to share with you my true love. The long distance.
And because words completely fail, I am using Christopher McDougall’s words because he explains why I run long distances better than I ever could: