Motivation Monday - Hurt Like Hell!

A great miler back in the 80's had a great quote in an interview that has applications to many areas of life and sport.

I'm re-quoting via Elite Marathoning's FB status update this weekend:

[The Miler] said "going into every race I resigned myself to the fact that the next 4 minutes were going to absolutely suck and hurt like hell, but I was going to do it anyways. And since I was going to do it anyways and since it would hurt just as much if I finished 1st or last, I might as well finish first so at least there is a bigger reward for doing it. I would think of that on the last lap if someone tried to to pass me - 'hell no' I would say, if I'm going to hurt this bad I am at least going to get the win." 

Get after it. Welcome the hurt. Remind yourself what your end goal is!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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