Lessons on the Run: Ep18-One More Step[youtube width=”600″ height=”355″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPLIFun0E0Q[/youtube]
Take one more step…
Those are the words I grew up listening my dad say.
I never realized how powerful they were until I reflected on my past and seen how much it helped me.
I remember my dad and I talking during the jog rest period of a track workout about tapping into my hidden reserves when I was tired in a race.
He said something very contradictory…
I recall him saying, “Before you slow down you have to speed up.“
Now by all practical purposes that made no sense but if I wanted to get better I would give it a shot.
Here is what happen.
On my next 2 mile repeat when I was getting tired and starting to slow down I made a conscious effort and shifted gars as if I was going into the finishing sprint… What happen next scared me.
It was as if my legs actually unlocked and were now flowing freely. I settled back into the pace feeling stronger and more focused. I hit the split and felt great.
The purpose of this story is to illustrate that often our limitations, our “failures”, our slowing down is but a break in mental focus and clarity. That is it.
If you can get past your own mind you will see the new possibilities awaiting for you.