Panic Sets In

Monday, March 30, 2009

Annual tradition.

That’s all I can put it down to. Annual tradition.

Spring arrives and we panic because we haven’t been training enough for the races we have planned. We have gone through this every year since 2007. Every spring we freak out and panic that we are not going to be ready. That we’ll fail. That we’ll hurt ourselves. That we won’t finish the race.

And then, we train.

And we look at what we did the year before, we realize that we made it happen last year, and we’ll make it happen again this year. Spurred on by our realization that we’re toast if we don’t get a move on, we kick into high gear, and get the hours in.

And so it goes. I’m logging all of my training miles at Daily Mile—a service I found that connect me to other athletes from around the world. Some of whom I know, some of whom I don’t. All of us are part of the same community, though—people that just want to do more, and know we’ll make it, even when panic sets in.

Derek Featherstone
Derek Featherstone
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