I read this blog and it made me laugh thinking about a runners mentality, the like of which I encounter regularly at work. You guys certainly are a unique bunch!
Originally posted on I'll drink to that:
This Sunday is the big 10k race in my hometown. It usually draws about 13,000 people from every level of ability…including the professional and elite runners. For those people a 10k race looks effortless. You know who I’m talking about – the Kenyans and Ethiopians – pros from everywhere who are all just legs and lungs. They probably have 4% body fat and the lung capacity of dolphins and they run like gazelles.
Those people must be born with running genes; I’m no geneticist but I know for certain that I don’t have those genes. Even if I trained and trained and trained I still would never be an elite runner. Genetics aside, the closest I’ll ever get to those guys is during race package pick up and here are the reasons why:
- I am fit, but I will never be ‘elite runner thin’ unless I get lost in the desert for weeks or end up in prison; my body simply likes to…
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