After months of physical preparation the body is ready, the mind is strong, the muscles are carboloaded and the taper has begun. But researchers at the University of Erewhon have discovered that those runners who practise spiritual preparation will attain nirvana faster than those who neglect this vital aspect of race preparation. The editors of runners world have commissioned me to post a zen, sufi, tao or western spiritual aphorism every day until race day. Meditation upon the deep meanings contained will undoubtedly finish the path along the way. . . .
Today’s spot of wisdom is:
Every stride is agony, but the last leads to ecstasy