March 2

For us track and field athletes, “putting it into words” is a huge deal. There are times when something you were doing subconsciously until now becomes possible to repeat intentionally by putting it into words. The “ability to express something” and “ability to do something” grow rapidly together like a spiral. Sure, sometimes your body can perform it before you know how to explain it, but as soon as you can verbalize it, there’s a moment of understanding like “oh, yeah yeah, I was moving like this.”

Dai Tamesue, “Why I Talk About Running”