Monday, February 6, 2012

On Toughness

“You’ve got to have the mental toughness and confidence in yourself where you believe that you can take those days off and you can recover and you can run great,” Salazar said. “A lot of what we see in athletes that just train all the time and never give themselves adequate recovery is often portrayed as toughness. What I’ve realized over the years is it really is a weakness. It’s an insecurity that you’re not good enough to recover like other athletes: I’m not good enough to do that; I need to keep training; I can’t take time off; I can’t take easy days.” 
Another QOTD from Alberto Salazar via The Washington Post, vs LetsRun via Reid Coolsaet's blog (which has some interesting posts from his camp in Iten Kenya.