Run with perseverance the race set before you … not your competitors race.
The first part is taken from the Bible, and the second part is just my addendum to make it relevant to running.
All too often we get caught up in the race, latch onto other runners who we think we should be able to keep up with, forget to check our speed, start out too fast, and maybe take too much at the aid stations.
But the race is our race. We need to follow the plan. If we throw out the plan as soon as the race starts it wasn’t a good plan, or we aren’t being diligent enough.
Stick to the plan. Run your own race. Trust your training. You’ll do awesome.