Earlier in the year, I started a thread on how Alan Webb is too obsessive to be good and how he counts his steps.
Some call it super dedicated, I call it crazy - Alan Webb counts his steps!!!
Well an article I read on the great white hope, Christophe Lemaitre, made me think similarly:
california guy wrote:
"I am a little disappointed with my season because I did not get a medal at the Games and that was my aim. The positives were the French title and European title. But taken all in all there are more disappointments than positives. I was too focused on the Games, I was too fixated on my daily life. I got worked up about nothing and I am too much of a perfectionist. For example, if I slept an hour less one night, I would say 'Damn, I've slept an hour less.' I would have liked to have raced a bit more this season, more races, more challenges. Running against fast people helps me run faster."
To be great, running has to be very important to you but you have to be able to relax. It's probably better to be chill like Bolt than crazy like Webb/Lemaitre.