Friday, November 3

Lance Armstrong and the wall

Fascinating article about Lance Armstrong and his training for the New York City Marathon.

He's averaging 6 minute miles on his long runs but he hasn't gotten in a long run yet longer than 16 miles. Which leads to the question, is he properly trained?

I'd be incredibly nervous and insecure if I had done a long run at least 16 miles. But then, perhaps I'm just nervous and insecure all the time.

Anyhow, is the purpose of the long run physical or mental? Doing the Tour de France has probably helped him a lot with the mental aspects, but is he ready to run 26.2 miles?

We'll soon see. I'm excited to learn how he does. As the article says, Nike has definitely made him into a big media event.

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