Strangely enough, this reminds me of rowing, or at least a few of our races.
I think I first saw this on Tom Peter’s Blog.
Hall of Fame basketball player Larry Bird was once asked what he wanted his epitaph to be; surprisingly, he said that he wanted to have played as hard at practices where not a soul was in attendance as in Game 7 of a World Championship series. Nice.
That’s something I occasionally need to remind myself on weekend outings.