Marathons and decisions; Thoughts on completing the TLV Samsung Marathon 2018
Updated: May 23, 2019
Marathon 42.195 kilometers (26.219 miles)
Right before Rabin SQ, just after 36th Kilometer, I thought to myself that maybe it’s time to start walking; my body and I were as exhausted as we ever were. I didn’t get injured or hurt, it was just an unimaginable fatigue.
I hit the wall.
And right then in that moment I remembered the past 25 weeks of training. The days I used to wake up at 4:30 in the morning in order to run , the interval practices and the days (and nights) I spent in the gym. I remembered thinking of all the support I got from my WFF (wife, family and friends) and I felt like I can’t let them down. It’s not the first time I ran long distance (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/things-i-have-learned-after-running-united-airlines-nyc-ofer-oringher/) but it was definitely the first time running Marathon. The fact that I did it with a great result of 3 hours and 37 minutes is due to my decision at the start of my journey. The decision to set a goal, to build a realistic and manageable training program and to accomplish each part of it; that what brought me to the money time and helped getting past that wall.It's not a matter of luck or special abilities, but rather thedecision to start, and to do it.
5K after my wall I saw the finish line and stared a sprinting- I run the Marathon and I finished.
These days I’m looking for my next career opportunity, a place where I can use the same skills that got me past the wall, and contribute with goal setting and a step by step implementation of the ideal solutions.
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