Tomorrow I take over a new class at a new school. Thankfully, I was moved due to the population size of my old school. All I can say is I was moved from a very long 100 mile slog to a easy 50 mile trail run. Both are going to require a lot, but one is better than the other. What I believe makes up 40-60% of a runners success is the field itself and the support staff.
If you've trained to the highest standards it won't matter if you're running through a mine field. You're going to have a really bad day. It doesn't matter how good your nutrition is if during the race the support staff is handing out rancid water at the water stations. You're in for a LONG day if you finish at all.
The support and the field play a huge role. And being in a situation where you don't really know what the field will look like from day to day and not having any support from those who are supposed to support you is just not cool at all.
Though my new school is different in some tough ways. It's also very different in refreshing and positive ways. I'll be starting this run without my favorite shoes, but I'll have an easy course and a great support team. I won't have my usual running gear, but I will be better prepared than in times past. I have a ton to do before class so I'll have to keep the updates short, but know I'll be back soon with all the details.
I put this out on Twitter-Book earlier. How important is technology in creating a successful student? Let me know and I'll get back to you soon.
The Crossfit competition @ Crossfit South Cobb this weekend was out of this world. Three workouts in less than 4 hours is a lot and I learned a lot about Jason. I thought I did well on keeping my nutrition up. I do, however, need to build my work capacity. That many workouts, plus the excitement, plus all the people was incredible. My team came in 4th out of 14 which isn't to shabby. We could do a lot better and hopefully we'll stay together to do another one soon. Improving my Olympic style lifting wouldn't be bad either.