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W. Caitlin Smith's triumphs and trials in Olympic training : The not-so-good side of marathons
Posted on 02/15/2012
As promised, we're doing a couple of stories about the good side and the not as good side of races. This time around, we get the painful side of things from Caitlin Smith, who tells it like it is in her recent blog post about going through Olympic qualifying trials. Here's an excerpt:
"It’s hard not to start this blog with a list of frustrations or excuses about Saturday, but this would completely overlook how far I’ve come in the past three years as a runner and a person. My goal in 2010 was to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials. There were bumps in the process, but I qualified, made it to the start line, and participated. That’s saying a lot, especially when in 2008 I could barely sign-up for low-key trail races without dying of anxiety while wearing cotton shorts and constantly questioning my abilities to be competitive. "
Read the rest of her story, and take comfort in the knowledge that everyone faces those tough days. Getting through them and facing the next challenge is the key to long-term success. Thanks Caitlin.
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