Monday, December 28, 2009

"I like running because it's a challenge. If you run hard, there's pain- and you've got to work your way through the pain. You know, lately it seems that all you hear is 'don't overdo it' and 'don't push yourself.' Well, I think that's a lot of bull. If you push the human body, it will respond." -Bob Clarke (Philadelphia Flyers general manager)

I think that Bob Clarke's philosophy really seems to fit to my regime, both with individual runs and with my entire project. When I run, sometimes I push myself really hard, sometimes harder than it seems like I should. However, I feel like it is good for me to push myself to the limit, because if I don't push myself, how will I improve? I really want to get to a certain point in my running and I think that the only way to really get myself there is to push myself.

Goal: 1000 miles/365 days
So far: 90.77 miles/50 days
To go: 909.23 miles/315 days

1 comment:

  1. I agree that you have to push yourself. I remember when it was a struggle to run a mile and you wouldn't have gotten this far without pushing yourself. However if you push so hard you feel like you are going to vomit or passout it is probably taking it too far. As long as you are properly hydrated, eating well, stretching, and listening to your body it's great to push yourself.