I’m ready for my marathon. Ready to surrender.

Alexei Sorokin
3 min readMay 2, 2023

It’s my rest day from running, but I prefer “active recovery” to total rest. I was biking in the gym this evening, very softly, barely breaking a sweat, and experienced this sudden onset of clarity — I am so ready for my marathon this weekend. There was nothing cathartic about my feelings. I wasn't feeling inspired, unusually motivated, or excited. I simply felt clarity. I’m ready. Ready to surrender to 26.2 miles of hard running. The work is done. Now the showdown.

It will be my fourth marathon in less than two years. I am hoping I can set a PR. I…

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Alexei Sorokin

A Russian immigrant in America, father of 4, Cambridge and Harvard Business School alum. I run and write every day. https://runningwritingliving.substack.com/