Monday, January 06, 2014
This was 7 years ago. I was on the cusp of crossing over into ultra running status and then for no obvious reason I just quit . Looking back at old blog post has been enlightening. I'm still not sure why the wheels feel off after the race, I never ran with enthusiasm after the trail marathon. It was a good day but if I am honest I was relieved not to be slave to the training schedule. You hear it all the time " don't be slave to the schedule, figure out what works for you". I thought I did . I built this race up so much in my mind that by the time I crossed the finish line....anti-climatic as that was ...not much fanfare at trail races but no family or friends could be there, and my race report was barely noticed , I think I was doing the race just as much for external recognition and when it didn't come I didn't have enough internal motivation to continue.