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3 Questions Winners Answer

 Karlee Coffey (#212), a 3x NAIA national champion (3,000i, 5,000m, and 10,000m) while at Eastern Oregon University in the early 2010s.

Karlee Coffey (#212), a 3x NAIA national champion (3,000i, 5,000m, and 10,000m) while at Eastern Oregon University in the early 2010s.

Winning takes clarity of thought and purpose. But in the heat of competition, confusion can set in quickly, creating self imposed obstacles. 

It is best to go into a contest knowing with sharp certainty the answers to the following questions: 

  1. What do I want?
  2. Why do I want it? 
  3. How much do I want it?

When these answers are lucid, the competitive process is fluid and outcome favorable.

Inversely, if left unanswered or responses opaque, an athlete hesitates and the result is stymied by their own abstruseness.

Winners have considered these questions well in advance, which means race day is nothing more than an expression of the answers they've decided upon.

 

Thanks for reading. I'm glad you're here. // jm 

Jonathan Marcus