One fascinating revelation from the article, UNM's top women do not workout together. So many people think the key to getting better is to join a great training group so you can push yourself in practice. They have scores of great runners and yet they workout separately.
Coach Joe Franklin explains why.
“So many times in sport, you’re compared to people,” Franklin says. “So if Jane Doe is having a great workout and you’re not feeling so good, then you tend to think you had a bad day running. And you may have not had a bad day [but] somebody was feeling good and you weren’t. It takes away the comparisons.
“…It was just years and years of having people coming in after a Tuesday session and be really upset when they had a great workout, it’s just their friend who may be their roommate or a good friend, had a better workout — objectively a better workout, but subjectively it wasn’t necessarily a better workout.”
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