So with my "breakthrough" the other day...sitting down and plotting times, I ended up with a 29 hour Leadville finish. 30 hours is the cut-off. I sent that to Eric and his response was, "What do you WANT?" ...."What is your impossible?". The answer came quickly from within. "I want under 25 hours". You are considered "special" if you finish under 25 hrs. Now that I've decided that is my goal, I have a new sense of determination. I have a sense that I CAN do this. I wanted my coach, or somebody...anybodey to tell me what THEY thought I could do. When I would finish, how long would it take me based on my training and performance this year, and so on. In my mind it seemed it would be easier to believe someone else...someone more objective than myself. Nobody would give me the answers I was looking for. Eric would just reply with more annoying questions. The answer finally came from within. 25 or less. And I am finding that the answers that comme from within are far more powerful than anything I could have illicited from anyone else. now I feel I can incorporate the nervousness and use it...I no longer feel the need to fight or flee it. Hopefully these feelings will hold!