Training for ultras is a never ending cycle. We push hard everyday for months and then the day comes and everything you have or haven't done is painfully brought to your attention. I've run several 100 milers now, found what works for me and what doesn't, and this blog will be a bit of a window into the journey to the next race.
Running has allowed me to meet some amazing people, ones with drive and courage that goes so deep you can't help but feel humbled in their presence.The determination to run a sub 3 hour marathon at 50 years old or charge at a record that has been held for 27 years,these people inspire me to run faster everyday. The woman who continues her marathon through pain and injury to finish in 5.30, she is my inspiration when the way seems hard. My faith in Jesus is my strength when my legs feel tired and it feels impossible to go farther.
I'm not sure if many will read this,maybe its just a way to express the journey and hold myself accountable for the miles.If you do read it I hope that somehow I can inspire you to push farther and realize the only wall in a marathon is the one you build yourself. To coin a familiar running shoe company "Run Happy"