Friday, October 22, 2010

Mystery Mountain Marathon

The GUTS crew held the 3rd annual Mystery Mountain Marathon on date and with the name it was officially M cubed on 10 cubed. Cool!

After three weeks of constant travel I was, to say the least, well rested! I'd maybe averaged 40 miles per week leading up to the race with zero runs over 10 miles...OUCH. So expectations were low low.

The race was one of the best organized I've ever seen! For someone that has gotten lost on plenty of trail race courses, I think Kim (RD) made sure nobody would get of the best marked trail courses I've ever seen.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dealing with the pain.........

The NY Times published an interesting article that very much aligns with my gotta be ready to feel the pain and suffer a bit!

A few good quotes:
“Mental tenacity — and the ability to manage and even thrive on and push through pain — is a key segregator between the mortals and immortals in running,”

“I was given a body that could train every single day.” Tom said, “and a mind, a mentality, that believed that if I trained every day — and I could train every day — I’ll beat you.” and he added “The mentality was I will do whatever it takes to win,” he added. “I was totally willing to have the worst pain. I was totally willing to do whatever it takes to win the race.”