Posted: 28/07/2015 at 14:40
Many years ago someone at work told me about a great local race, I dragged my son out with me. I thought I was still fit from many years of hard training..... many years before
Result? Not last but I finished with some well built ladies wearing balloons
It was a good job there was not a cliff to jump off nearby.
I now expect to finish in the top 10% of any race I enter, have numerous top 10 placings and can run most of a marathon in your half marathon time
This is through years of regular training 3 times(ish) a week trying to avoid injury!
A top Marathon runner once said something like winning Marathons is easy; just run 100+ miles a week for 8 years... simple! There are no short cuts to success in my experience!