Oh-My-God. I have to apologize up front for the length of this video (nearly 17 mins). Trust me, I paid the price by having to wait 956 minutes (really) for it to upload (that's after the 3 hours of editing and formatting the thing). Lesson learned.
Because I talk like I think (in spiraling circles), the two main points of this conversation are:
Is there a direct relation between how bad the physical pain is that causes you to DNF and the resulting mental anguish from dropping? i.e. is it less painful mentally to accept a DNF when the physical pain is high?
Is it better to adjust your training schedule every day based on the previous day's training and how the athlete is feeling, or should the athlete just do the workout on the plan as scheduled, regardless of how he/she feels or the previous day's workout? You can't control the date of the race, regardless of how you feel, so I say get your ass out there and do the work as scheduled.
That's the gist of the subjects. The video was rubbing me the wrong way, so I omitted it.
Comments and feedback welcome!