In Running There Are No Quick Fixes. A Conversation with Rosemary Dooley

Somewhere in the mind of any athlete is the question, “did I just run my fastest race? Is this the top of the mountain for me?” Progress is not linear, nor is it guaranteed at the moment we want it, yet we are told to be steadfast, that consistency and patience will reap rewards we never thought possible. Though we hear this repeatedly, it is challenging to truly trust that we will not be the exception and that this promise will, in fact hold true for us, too. Rosemary’s story exemplifies the power of applying consistency and patience to a running practice over the long-term.