It was quiet as he hid his house keys under the plant pot and started his run. He knew decent pace was essential from the start; he had a bad habit of following his thoughts that took him anywhere but the route ahead. He had decided this breaking of his personal 60-minute barrier was all about attention. Attention to the route, attention to his breathing, attention to his foot-fall and attention to gradient. He kept his chest high, his running mantra (route; breathe; feet; gradient) in mind and eyes forward. This morning he knew he was going to do it.