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The most important thing about running is running!  “Shut up and run” is the answer to just about any running woe you may encounter.  This is as much a part of your mental preparation as it is a part of your physical preparation.  It is an overruling mechanism for a whole host of running situations.  In a way it is the ultimate running mantra. 

When it’s raining and you don’t want to get out there - shut up and run!
When you’ve been on the road for x number of hours and you’re about ready to give up – shut up and run!
When a marshal sends you the wrong way during a race – shut up and run!
When a water table runs out of water/coke – shut up and run!
When you lose your bottle of special “muti” – shut up and run!
When your running watch stops working – shut up and run!
When your alarm goes off at 4.30am in the morning – shut up and run!

I trust you see where I am going with this.  If you want to succeed out there on the road you need to shut up and run!

Key words: running
Internal links: mental preparation, physical preparation, water table, running watch
External links: Official Comrades Marathon website




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