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Courtesy of this week's Lazy Sunday over at The Diatribe, a little calendar that compares how far along in the season we are. The most discouraging analogy is to last year's Tribe; at this point last year, they were 19-19. And that was one of the most frustrating Tribe teams I can remember. But the one that sticks out for me, probably because I'm a runner, is the marathon comparison. We're less than 6.2 miles into a 26.2 mile race. That's NOTHING. If you blaze out to a fast opening 6, it doesn't mean anything. If you start out slowly, you still have 20 miles to make a great race. Where it starts to fall apart, though, is if you start too slowly, you just can't pace up enough. If you run 6 10:00 miles, then you've got to run 6:26s the rest of the way to qualify for Boston. It'd be a lot easier just to run 7:15s the whole way, but it can be done.

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