When I was 14 years old I created a PowerPoint convincing my parents to let me sign up to run a full marathon, even though I legally had to be 16.
I spent too much time memorizing running sites' '10 Ways to Successfully Run Your First Marathon' & secretly going on 15 mile runs - thinking and acting like the marathon runner I would soon become.
Eventually, my point was sold.
With a race plan in mind, my naive self was up for whatever these 26.2 miles threw at me.
These days, I spend too much time thinking about how other people think (usually while running).
Whether its race plans or strategy plans, this is how I know I'm a strategist.
Currently: Training for the Eugene Marathon
The way I see it ...