Shut up and run! wrote:
How about, my build up was great, perhaps one of my best. I hope to run my best, and make a podium spot or perhaps win if everything goes well. Answer the questions but taper it down. That keeps a lot of the pressure off. By saying it was my best build up ever, it would be logical to believe she is in better shape than when she ran her 2:21 in Berlin. So if she doesn't win or runs slower than 2:23-24 in NY, it will be another disappointment, at least from a media perspective. There are ways to be confident and answer questions without always saying I am in awesome shape and I am going for the win. At least she caveated it by saying if Keitany is in 2:17 shape, it won't be a contest for the win. She has run courageously in the past. Unfortunately outside of an American field, it never resulted in a marathon win. She has guts, but doesn't always have the best race plan.
Couldn’t agree more. I’m a big Shalane fan, but throughout her marathon career I’ve always felt she’s created expectations in her media appearances that were never realistic for her to live up to. There is something to be said about “under promise, over deliver.” With that said, I truly hope Shalane runs a race that lines up with the shape she’s claiming to be in. I would love for her to prove me wrong!