The real-world experience of every runner conforms to this projection. In my 20-plus years as a runner, I have always known my enjoyment of running to grow or shrink as my performance climbed or declined, and I have never known a competitive runner who enjoyed his or her running when it was going badly.
Those runners who perform most consistently well over the long term are those who insist on enjoying their running and do not allow coaches, performance pressures, or any other controllable factors to spoil their fun. There may be no better example than Joan Benoit Samuelson.
She won her first Boston Marathon at age 22, won an Olympic gold medal at 27, set an American marathon record at 28, finished ninth in the 2000 Olympic Trials Marathon at age 43, qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon again at age 50, and set an age-group national marathon record of 2:49:09 at age 52.
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