That inexplicable moment
Where time does not exist
The mind focused and completely empty
After training the body and mind
In that moment the body aching
Yet making the technique look easy
The technique seeming to simply happen of it’s own will
That moment where time does not exist
I inch towards the starting line.
My breath seems to slow.
“The commands will be
ready, set, go ”
I hold my start position.
Mind focused and completely empty
All the training has led up to this moment.
The pack leaps forward
as we all pursue our separate glory.
Driving forward with our legs
Yet making technique look easy
Fifty meters left
I cross the line just behind the pack
I just learned more in that fifty seconds than in two months