It also kind of puts into prospective how hard we train for such little gains. I mean 12 seconds faster per mile over 8K is basically 1-minute. It can be the difference between 31:00 and 29:59 - the difference between an average race and a breakthrough race. It’s that “unforgiving minute” that has already been written about.
All the emphasis that we place on it seems kind of silly at times, but it sure can be a driving force behind our sport.
Quote of the Day;
"When the competitions begin, it’s hard not to become addicted and want to be better than the competition.” – Michael Woell, local cyclist