|Great article from our friends at iRunFar.com|
about surviving your first 100 mile race.
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"Because of the unique challenges of time, distance and terrain they offer, hundred milers are the standard-bearer for organized suffering and survival, affording a depth of physical and spiritual experience that trumps nearly everything else out there.
What they also offer is unsurpassed unity and kinship amongst all who take part. No one survives on his or her own; runners, crew and spectators, and volunteers, alike, share in the experience, adding incredible value to the day for everyone. As Gonzales argues, Survivors are not simply born; they’re developed in part by nature, but largely by nurturing of others and experience. May your next hundred – be it your first or twenty fifth – be an opportunity to survive, succeed, and celebrate – not only your personal journey, but the collective survival experience we share amongst us all that take part in the event."