The Loneliness of A Middle Distance Designer

A lesson in hustle and persistence:

With distance running you must teach yourself pace. The heart of learning pace is teaching yourself what you already know you can and cannot do. You run at a slower pace early in the race, holding in check your competitive need to be out in front. You run slower earlier so you can run faster than everyone else at the end of the race — and not feel like you’re running through maple syrup that last mile.