As a runner you need to be able
after yourself out on the road. In my home we refer to it as
“every man for himself” attitude.
can’t/should not rely on anyone else. You need to be self sufficient.
can’t rely on your “support
crew” being at a particular spot at a specific
You are going to need to make a fast plan if your ‘seconds’
aren’t where you expected them to be. This can stress you
out and have a negative impact on your race plan. This will
result in you having to “play the hand you are dealt”!
Hopefully you paid attention to that lesson and you are able to make a
Back to being self sufficient.
If there is
anything special you need during your race, you need to carry it
great for that! (ie. The “physical” goody bag
opposed to the “mental” goody bag. See my page on the
“Physical Goody bag”
for more information on its contents. You need to be able to
care of yourself out there. Yes, there are certain items you
“bum” from your fellow competitors, and you may be able to
get other stuff from spectators on the side of the road.
an amount of give and take out there amongst your fellow runners but it
is not guaranteed.
Key words: self
physical goody bag,
support crew, Comrades, play the hand you are dealt
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