- Message boarder Jung Campbell posting on Ryan Hall and his decision to be self-coached.
Now, that is a mouthful. I am left to wonder what 'best' means. Icons have their place, but the implication is that, as runners we are a failure if we are unable to run as fast as another . This is erroneous at best. To me, this is insulting and flies in the face of all that I have come to love about our sport. To me, best is only relative to my own incarnations.
The concept that we cannot at once be successful and anonymous is short-sighted and dangerous. Listen, we have a choice, and it is an important one... a choice which has far reaching consequences, they reach so far, we can't even understand these consequences except in fleeting moments, so choose carefully. Each moment we are given the opportunity to be ordinary in the realm of the exceptional OR... to be special amongst the ordinary.
I won't give any further thoughts on this, it is an individual choice and one worth thinking about today on your run. That said, I welcome questions and thoughts on how you approach your running and what constitutes success for you.