Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Marathon: A Very Low-Odds Proposition

From the Runner's World update on Nike's Breaking 2 Project:
"Compare the credentials of the runners at any major marathon with the actual results, and you see that running up to your potential on any given day is a very low-odds proposition."
And this is what makes the marathon so tough - everything needs to go near perfectly:

- training for months without injury
- don't get sick near race day
- have good weather on race day

It's not like a 5k where you fail this week, so you can just try again next.

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