Chance to quit #2: When his IF coach suggested the BMO Marathon.
Chance to quit #3: When he realized that his physique didn't exactly lend itself to endurance running.
Chance to quit #4: When training proved difficult to fit in to business and family life.
Chance to quit #5: When he got sick 36 hours before the race.
Chance to quit #6: When he forgot his race number, chip and all his gels rushing out of the house.
Chance to quit #7: When he realized this meant there'd be no proof of his running at all.
Chance to quit #8: When his nipples were rubbed raw at 20km (22.2km to go.)
Chance to quit #9: When he threw up at 23km. His 4th (and not last) porta-potty stop of the day.
Chance to quit #10: When it got REALLY hard with 10km to go.
Luckily James M never quit and now has a marathon to his name.
He also has a mindset that says "I don't quit – no matter what."
I was honoured to accompany you, and pleased to help with as many of the issues above as I could – in the end the work was all yours though.
|James M at the Historic Half earlier this year - no BMO pics yet.|