Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Why am I slow?

Why do I do this? I'm a fast, quick man with dexterity to spare. Quick action sports like soccer and skiing (water and snow) and track. These are my sports. Hand eye coordination combined with sprinting are my strengths. So why do I run these long races? I like to stay in shape. It's a world view. I work out every other day and I run every day. I train for races. And I'm slow. What the hell? It's very tough for me to deal with this. Kristen is f-ing amazing at running. Great speed and endurance. Freakish actually. I don't know anyone like her with her determination and ability. What a lot of people spend time training and stressing over she seems to be able to do naturally. Which is why she is EXACTLY the opposite of me when it comes to athletics. We are two people built and designed for completely different sports. But I like running. And it's killing me that I can't run distance the way I can play other sports. I love it, but hate it. My ego is killing me. What to do? What to do...?

6 comments:

  1. Two words my friend: tempo runs.

    Speakin' a which, I need to start getting mine in. Thanks for the reminder.

    And don't stress. This is supposed to be FUN. So you weren't blessed with as many slow twitch muscle fibers as Haile or Ryan Hall. In a steel cage death match, I'd probably take you 9 times out of 10. That's gotta be worth something.

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  2. Yeah, I know. I do run them. Speed work as well. They're grueling, but you're right. It has to be done. I still find it fun, but I'm just competitive by nature so it makes me want to do better. And yeah, I could totally take Ryan Hall in a deathmatch!

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  3. Keep at it. Just keep running, and maybe when she's 8 months pregnant with quads, you'll finally beat her in that 10k. Hey, crazier shit has happened.

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  5. Well, I can kick her ass now because her foot is still healing so I've got that going for me which is nice.

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  6. Mike you are slow because you are white! wait a minute, but so am I and I have put the beat down on your wife a few times @ Susan Komen back in the day (and that was when I was still smoking!)

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