In running, as in life, the outcome is not always the most important thing. It is about the journey, and more specifically the actions you take to get there. Rick has written about this before about his training, and talks with athletes about it a lot.
Life is a rollercoaster filled with peaks and valleys. No one is living at the top the entire time, and its not meant to be that way. Everyone experiences the lows too, but its important to keep grounded during these times and realize that it doesn’t last forever.The highs and the lows each come with their own set of challenges and it’s important to stay grounded and aware through it all and remember that you are playing the long game…. Life is an ultra!Issue 5 is going to explore both of these extremes to try and help you stay level through it all.
This one comes to us from one of readers and it’s an important one for this time of year. As your training throughout the winter something inevitable happens… people around you start getting sick, and you yourself might feel something coming on.What are you to do? And what happens if you get sick?There are often a lot of questions surrounding this topic and sometimes there can be a bit of mentality of “if it doesn’t kill you… it makes you stronger” So maybe you should just suck it up and train through it then? Well not necessarily and this is where Issue 4 takes us.
Every once in a while you come across something that just makes you take a step back and think for a bit. Recently for me there was an instagram post showing a man who was climbing an epic mountain for his 80th birthday. Or when you see a 70 year old woman become the oldest finisher of the Western States 100 mile ultra (shown here ) I cant help but pause for a minute or two and think that’s what I want to aspire to do.