Today, I found these awesome videos on youtube about the athletes that the Hansen brothers are training for the trials.
In the video, their warm up of 3 miles is in 22 minutes. Holy mackerel! That would be my next goal race pace for a 5K.
From obsessively watching these videos, I realized that one big thing that separated me from these elite athletes was the dedication they have to their training. Well other than the fact that they've been running a lot longer, have better mechanics, have longer legs etc.
I've decided that I want to be just like them. I read somewhere in Born to Run by Christopher McDougall that you peak in running when you're around 29. So, if I keep up with hill intervals, speed intervals, tempos, and other running workouts, maybe I can reach the sub elite level with dedication.
|What I hope to reach someday.|
I am going to dream big in hopes that I'll land among the stars, like a BQ. So even though I can't even run a sub 2 hour half yet, I'm going to dream big and train hard in hopes that maybe one day I'll be fast enough to be considered sub elite for NYC marathon. Or at the very least, run a solid BQ.
Come on everyone, dream with me! What's your big running goal in your life? If it's a super reach (like my sub elite dream), that's even better.