The 100-mile distance ultramarathon is a tough one to crack. Even when things goes right, you can still count on experiencing low points and doubts.
And with the race being so long, it’s difficult to practice or mimic those circumstances throughout training.
So when I crossed the finish line of the Thunder Rock 100 feeling stronger and faster than expected, I was ecstatic. On my third 100-mile attempt, it felt like I finally took control of the distance.
In today’s episode Matt and I discuss four factors I believe contributed to the success of this race. Factors or lessons I’ll begin applying to ultramarathons of every distance, and even many non-ultramarathon races.
Here’s what we talk about in this episode:
- Will running make you sick?
- How Doug mentally prepares for an ultramarathon
- Why it’s better to stop and adjust than to keep running
- Sticking with your race strategy (even when you feel great)
- The basics of ultramarathon nutrition
- How to let go of what you can’t control
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