Is the training worth it?

Greg McDonough His View, Training Leave a Comment

Many of us endurance athletes wonder during the hard days of training whether or not it is really worth it.  Well, you have to go no further than the USA vs Ghana game this week to prove it is.

John Brooks’ story speaks to the power of commitment and visualization.

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Smiling ear to ear after winning a World Cup match with his first international goal, John Brooks had a story to share.

“I told some teammates that I dreamed that I scored in the 80th minute and we won the game,” he said. “And now it was the 86th minute and we won.”

One of the surprise picks by U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Brooks hadn’t been in the starting lineup for the Americans’ World Cup opener against Ghana.  Read more here.

Here is the video of that amazing goal.  Check out the overwhelming emotion that comes over Brooks’ face once he realized what he had accomplished.  For himself and his Country.

I hope to share in that feeling as I run toward the finish at Ironman Lake Placid.