Monday, June 30, 2008

Behind the Jump

Not many know of the lonliness of the long distance runner. Few have experienced the sensation of training alone. Having only your thoughts and a camera with you for training companions as you constantly and consistantly put yourself in harm's way as train and be ready for the unexpected. The untrained eye rarely sees the moments behind the jump. The hours of conditioning and repetitions involved with each movement. I've learned that the observers aren't going to be there with you on early morning runs, or hot afternoon sessions- but they will stand at the finish line to see that brief moment of glory as your chest breaks past that ribbon making all that training worth while.

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