Champions share many characteristics, NONE of which are determined by their running speeds. How many of the following describes your running and your life?
- A champion has the courage to risk failure, knowing that setbacks are lessons from which to learn. (keep in mind the Thursdays when weather is a bear … heat, humidity and a whole lot of heart)
- A champion uses a race (or the track) to gain greater self-knowledge as well as feedback on physical improvement. (don’t get lazy and swing your arms, move the legs, no shake & bake= lol)
- A champion trains thought processes as well as the body to produce a total approach to performance. (running on those pesky hills)
- A champion understands his athletic weaknesses and trains to strengthen them. (mind over matter)
- A champion actively creates a life of balance, moderation, and simplicity—values that help them improve running and life. (enjoying the hill challenge, Mona Fartleks, etc.)
- A champion views competitors as partners who provide challenge and the chance to improve. (we help another on Tuesday’s and Saturdays and on race day)
- A champion understands that running performances are like a roller coaster, with many ups and downs, and that you & accept both the good and the bad. (even days when you couldn’t be at practice).
- A champion enjoys running for the simple pleasures it provides. (wind at your back, sun in your face and running friends by your side)
- A champion has a vision. A champion dreams of things that haven’t been and believes they are possible. (think about the past weeks of training)
- A champion says, “I WILL.” (you did and continue to do so)
YOU Will Achieve & Succeed~
“Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves.
It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go.
It helps us find out what we are made of”