Intentionally negative

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Mile 8. Then a two-mile cool down to a walk.

When you change what you see, what you see changes.


New runners are programmed to believe that the longer you run, the slower your speed becomes.


Because the body gets tired.

Like when you do pull-ups, the more you do, the harder each successive pull-up becomes.

.think .differently

Or don’t .think .differently

As a lifelong sprinter, for me to run 10 miles without stopping is a miracle.

To run eight consecutive miles with negative splits is astonishing.

To make mile eight as a sub-seven-minute mile is remarkable.

To do this in my late 50’s, as a sprinter, is extraordinary.

Perfect example of growth mindset.

Note: well aware there is a few second difference for mile 5 and 6. I’m not a machine who can lock into an exact pace. The spirit and intention was negative splits. Being off by a few actual seconds doesn’t diminish the intentionality to run eight consecutive negative mile-splits.

Note: Closed mindset would be a person arguing that miles 5 and 6 technically aren’t negative. Technically no. Psychologically yes.

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Dear running

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We knew last night returning to our car that this morning’s 4:30am alarm was only 8.5 hours away.


Dear running,

Thank you for revealing the secret to being organized enough to integrate a new, lifelong habit of carving out time for my daily routine to run (and go to the gym). At 17 consecutive years and counting, this habit is deeply-engrained, yet always vulnerable to insidious temptation from life’s competing and relentless temptations.

To transform me from never being a morning person to having mornings be my favorite time of the day is better than hitting the $10,000,000 lottery.

For real.


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What Baby Boomers at midlife can take from this has the potential to inspire us for another day. That’s all inspiration lasts – a few hours maybe. A whole day if we’re lucky.

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