Words of wisdom from coach Tommy:-
Have a look at the photo with this post. It’s a tweet from Ben Fogle which includes a photo that was taken on 22 May of the top of the highest mountain in the world and the queue leading up to the summit (unbelievable??!!). In a recent post I mentioned about there being more people who had conquered Everest than have run a sub 4 min mile, and that to get to the top of Everest you relied on a big team of people, (I didn’t mean going up virtually holding hands though) although when you step on the track or throwing circle or jump run up, it’s up to you to perform and your “team” can only watch.
My point is, don’t stand in a queue to get to the top of an “easy” mountain. Your win or your PB is your mountain and your goal, so give it a go. There are going to be bumps and bruises along the way just like climbing Everest, and if you don’t get there first time or you feel you’ve reached your limit, have a rest, have a rethink, ask for advice, and maybe even look for a different path. Then when you reach the summit, look from the top towards a higher one and move towards it.
As a coach (who I have a great respect for) once said - “There are 2 types of people, mountain people and valley people” Don’t stay in the valley aim for the mountain.
I’ll be at Herrington Park on Monday morning 10am for an endurance training session. It’ll be mainly on grass (it’s forecast it might be damp so maybe some spikes would be a good idea) and hills will be involved (not a mountain, although maybe at the end you might think different and there certainly won’t be any queues to the summit 🏔🤔). Don’t be shy