Wednesday, March 2, 2016

No Pain No Gain In Life

Burfoot, Amby. "The Turning Point." Runner's World. Web. 02 Mar. 2016.

This article is an inspirational one that discusses about one of my true passions which is distance running.The passage tells a story about elite athletes Ryan Hall,Alan Webb,and Dathan Ritzheim who were probably the best high school runners of all time who broke the 4:00 barrier.The tale goes that the best athletes in the country go to compete in a huge cross country race in Oak Trail Golf course,Orlando.The article starts with Webb tuned into music and thinking about his plan for the big race ahead.All the big athletes are described as well with their personal times and backgrounds to show each of their unique attributes and how they will compete in the race .I like this story because it talks about execution within a race and about beating opponents and fighting through the pain. As a track runner I highly agree with this strategy because I know if you go after someone who has never lost a race and fight through the pain you might just get a fantastic PR and possibly pass that person.For example Webb talks about Ritzheim never losing a cross country race and he was right because Ritzheim fought through the pain and won the race.I believe that no one should never hold another runner back from going for the gold even if that runner is 5 '6 and weighs 112!

Do you agree? Do you have your own strategies/values in competitive running?

Rio Olympics and the Accomplishments to Come


The Rio Olympics are coming faster than ever and they are going to captivate america like the London Olympics did in 2012. 
There are many sports that I am excited to watch including swimming,running,and basketball that will keep me on the edge of my seat every step of the way.
All my favorite olympians will also be along for the ride especially in swimming when if your 1 millisecond faster then you could go home a champion.
Michael Phelps especially is going to hit Rio especially hard after doubts from his disappointing rehabilitation.Phelps is planning to come back and better than ever which is really saying something from a man with tons of olympic medals.

Along with all of these eager swimmers there is also the worlds fastest man in track Mr.Usain Bolt who wants to break the 19 second barrier  in the 200 m in Rio. Usain already broke the old record in the 100m with his time of 9.51 so people are anxious and want to get a front row seat  to see what this amazing man could do next .Usain is saying that he is training in Jamaica and sees it as a possibility for him to break the current 19.19 record.
Will this happen?What do you think?