Monday, September 7, 2009

Marathon Training Season is here!

Here is the inspiring email from our running coach Chaim to kick off and inspire the runners for the new marathon season...

My fellow runners:

Start your engines and brace yourselves for a thrilling ride on the cutting edge of middle aged sanity. Marathon Season is, at long last, upon us. Over the next 123 days, we will transform ourselves into razor sharp, precision tuned, running machines. We will eat, sleep and train like professional athletes. We will ignore our spouses and children, shirk our responsibilities at work (just kidding) and focus on our goal with a ferocity and intensity that we never dreamed possible. When it is all over, you will be leaner, fitter and faster than you were in high school. You will have formed extraordinary bonds with your clubmates, the kind of bonds worthy of fraternity brothers. Your love for this glorious land, your vitality, your zest for experience will all jump immeasurably. In short, my friends, you will be real marathon runners. If any of you are asking yourselves why you should make such a supreme sacrifice merely to be able to cover the objectively absurd distance of 42,195 meters a few minutes faster, let me assure you that you are missing the point. Marathon day is merely the icing on the cake, the culmination of an 18 week process which, done properly, can transform you dramatically and forever alter you perception about the scope of what you might achieve in any arena of your life.

Yes, there will be difficult moments along the way. There will be setbacks and frustrations and aches and pains. There will be times when you will ask yourself whether it is really worth all the effort. In response, I can only offer the soaring experience of those who have come before you and have never looked back. Stay the course and you have my solemn promise that you will never regret it.

If you are inclinced to run, or want to give it a try, the BS Running Club is amazing.

1 comment:

Abigail said...

so, i guess this means ur doing it again.....
good move.
as much as i hated training this year.... i luv race day! theres nothing like it. can't wait for next year!!