#9: today’s beating was sponsored by the letter “G”

To the onlooker, it probably seems that the ultradistance thing is mostly a physical thing….but I think most people who have completed something which is considered “long distance” such as marathon or “ultra distance” (race that takes >4 hours even by elites) would say that the physical aspects are only part of what makes it a challenge.For me, the greater challenge (and draw, I guess) is the mental game, the discipline it takes to come back for more when your […]

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#8: the wasting away diet…..ultra-endurance nutrition

Christian Bale trainingfor an ultra event? “the trick is to keep losing weight until your friends and family ask you if you’ve been sick. then you know you’re within 10 pounds. if they start whispering to each other, wondering if you’ve got cancer or aids, you’re within 5. when they actually do an intervention, you’re at race weight.” – actual post from a triathlon forum, obviously in jest (perhaps too close to the mark with the endurance crowd).In our business, we […]

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#7 lessons in listening and patience

If you ever watch the coverage of IM Triathlon on TV, they’re always talking about the patience it takes to go steady…..so as not to “blow up”.  The goal: “make it a long run and a short race”……the idea here is simple….wait for it……really that’s the idea, just keep waiting until the right moment.Well, this week I got a little taste of WHY the “patience of an Ironman” is such a highly regarded thing……and, well, when it’s force-fed, it kinda […]

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