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Monday, January 31, 2011

It Matters Little...

"Oh well.  It matters little what my training log says I did…what matters is what I’m capable of when I’m on the start line." - Leslie Sexton, 'Overtrained and Under Tapered', 2007

I love reading Leslie's blog because she has such a way with words and it is evident she takes time to write, and I can only assume re-write, many of her blog posts. Every word is well calculated and she has a sense of humor that manages to shine through computer generated text.

I was essentially creeping on her blog this afternoon and I noticed she had been blogging since 2007 and I was wondering what she had written way back then. I stumbled upon the quote I highlighted above buried at the bottom of a blog post in regards to her recent long run in September of 2007.

There is far too much truth in her statement and shows that, at least in the blogosphere, Leslie is wiser than her years...or at least was at one point. ;) Ok, I'm just teasing now... When we base so much of our success on our training its often too easy for us to worry over the fine details like logging an exact # of miles, our weight, heart rate, etc....

Don't get me wrong, it's a great habit to get into so long as we don't obsess over the numbers and we listen to our bodies, not our sheets of stats. So remember, it matters not what your training log says you did! In the end the results you leave on the track, roads and trails will speak loudly for the contents of your training log.

1 comment:

  1. That is a great quote to pull out, thanks for sharing and thanks for your comment on my blog! :)


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