“If you want to run faster, you have to run faster,”
You know, that's not the first time I have heard this. I can't remember if it was Jason Fitzgerald, or David Roche, but one of their podcast guests had the same remark. To be faster, go faster, obviously running intervals, fartleks, etc. is a way to do this, but ultimately it's on you for running fast.
I arrive at 6 p.m., half an hour ahead of my goal. I am perfectly elated, and walk right past the aid station up to where Laz is sitting in a camp chair with his bib punch. “You can take the marathon and be second overall” he says, a canned lie he tells everyone. “I didn’t come here for another dog tag” I answer as he gives me the punch, spelling I NAILED BFC on the bib (some get an F in place of the N).
How did that moment feel to you? Congrats on the finish, that is lifetime achievement and such a well-written report. The last photo of you in front of the gate looked pretty serious.