Running a four-hour marathon takes practice.
Depending on where you are at physically, it isn’t unreasonable to start training six months (or even more) prior to a race.
Race day is but a small moment. Think about it, you’ll disproportionally spend four hours running the race and over 500 training for it.
This means that most goals we set, our time is spent not running the actual race but in preparation for it.
As a result, we get too caught in this mindset that we have to emphasize more training.
Let’s be clear though, training is an easy place to hide. Sure, we want our doctor that is preparing to do open heart surgery to have finished med school. And at some point, you have to show up for surgery.