Re: wasn’t going down this road

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I wasn’t going to post on this thread since I am not at the level you guys are talking about… but the comment “safe is no fun” got to me… what has that got to do with the discussion at hand… Ed Whitlock had three VERY different things going on (from Ed 1 anyway)… the first is that he plays it safe… at least that is what you would have to figure ‘at his age’ that he wouldn’t be running year after year if he took unsafe chances…

his age is the one thing I’m closer to than most of you and I can say that you have to listen to your body & be safe… okay so he’s almost a machine…anyway… the other two things are consistancy & patience… how does this apply to the current thread ?? I think that whatever program you pick for your ‘next’ marathon if you’ve done one your body has already started to adapt and the more you do the further down that road you are… and Whitlock has the patirence, or at least he has so far, to tray again if conditions aren’t perfect… at least that’s what it sounded like in the one article I read about him…

so can Peter meet his goal… hey, what if it’s 80 degrees? there are just too many things that can stack up against you… all that foolishness aside, I went to the McMillan calculator and he thinks it will happen… so don’t go out to fast, fuel & hydrate well and hope for a calm, cool day… and if it doesn’t work, try again after reviewing the plan & comparing the outcome to other races, etc…

good luck…

-Rita