Quote Of The Day
“I swore up and down that, no matter what, I wasn’t going to run any miles faster than 5:54. So I went out the first 5K running exactly 5:54. And then something happened—there’s just something not between my ears or something, lack of impulse control maybe. But all of a sudden I got in with some other guys and we ran the next 12 miles between 5:44 and 5:51. So every single one of them was faster than I wanted. And I don’t know why I couldn’t stop myself. … When I got to 20 I just totally bonked. I was a little woozy, and I actually thought about stopping. I finish at a little over 7:00 pace for those last miles, and I just couldn’t go any faster.”
– 60-year-old 2:42:42 marathoner Brian Pilcher talking about his frustration that he couldn’t hold himself back in the early stages of the Chicago Marathon. He set four age-group American records at half-marathon, 25K, 30K and the marathon, but missed his goal of the 2:36:30 world record.
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