In the trail racing world, the distances are much more “ish” than what would be acceptable in road races. A marathon might be 24 miles or it might be 28 miles…it might be 26.2. Had I been at the pre-race meeting, I would have known that this “marathon” was about 27 miles
When I awoke at 3:30AM on race day, I felt primed to nail my goals. Little did I know that I was soon to be in the most difficult race of my life.
Two things about this run are absolutely true: None of us on our own would have done this amount of work on a Tuesday night and; runs like this definitely make us stronger and faster.
Allows you to set up a reward system.
“If I follow the journal and complete ALL the training this month, I’ll treat myself to an upgrade in equipment or maybe some footwear.” Probably not a new chainsaw or $1500.00 ski rig. Keep the rewards small and associated with training.
Regardless what branch of the military you’re in. One thing is for sure. You will be required to perform your …