Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
- Gautama Buddha
One of the most important qualities of success in running is the ability to endure. To endure the hours and hours of training, day after day, week after week. Enduring early mornings, bad weather, and skipping the birthday cake all can contribute to victory. Finally, to endure the distance and time during the event. Victory comes not to the swiftest, but to the competitors who can mentally and physically tolerate the pain and discomfort that is inherent in endurance sports. For the vast majority of athletes participating in races around the world, simply finishing their goal event constitutes a victory.
Endure, and Run Real!