March 18, 2012

Strategy & Ability

Inspiration for competition.  This human can drop the hammer when it counts.  The announcer says this is “the greatest performance in the history of British distance running.” 

The greatest performance in the history of British distance running. 

I ain’t a big history buff when it comes to British distance running, but if this race ain’t the greatest I’ll be pretty dadgummed surprised.  It’s not often you see someone who can put together both strategy and ability. 

Watch the long easy strides at the beginning, notice the confidence it takes to stay at the back of the pack.  Check out the power as she drifts up starting at 1:45, "It's not excessive, it's not too quick".  Watch as she bounces off another athlete at 3:06.  That little wiffle would wreck most of us, but she's focused and flows past.

At 3:28 chuckle silently to yourself with the wisdom of hindsight.  There's plenty of time and distance for a crusher to crush.

If you want to see a human consciously fire, it's at 3:32.  My god, that is beautiful.

If you're not tearing up at 3:50 with joy and empathy in struggle then you have never run your heart out in competition and you need to get on a track and experience what it's like to reach deep down inside and see what you're made of.

I’m pretty sure Kelly Holmes had a Paleo Treat right before* this race: 

For you legal beagles, obviously she didn't, we weren't even around when she was whipping the shit out of the world.  Inspiration.

Nik Hawks

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Nik Hawks helps run the show at Paleo Treats. Fascinated by humans in all their strange glory, Nik is harnessed in and pulling hard in pursuit of excellence with the rest of the PT Crew. Enjoy!


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