QT: Key Mental Lessons Learned By Way of Race Day Experiments

Last weekend, I ran my first race in quite some time.

Me and My New Bling

Depending on how you want to classify things, it had been almost a year, a year and a half, or well over two years since I ran my last race.

No matter how you slice it, I was looking forward to getting out there and pushing it a little bit for the first time (and hopefully not the only time) in 2018.

As race day was drawing closer, I started thinking about how I was going to run the race based on the loose goals that I had set for myself.

Ultimately, I decided to do try a few things that I’ve never done before on race day.

Yeah, yeah. I know you’re not supposed to do anything new on race day.

Well, I did. And what do you know?

Things couldn’t have turned out any better! Read more