Certain qualities that you can cultivate for a better long race or any big project
The chase for that feeling of gratitude and strength you describe in the middle paragraph, just before the cancellation, is one of the main things that keeps me running. The fact that you got there at the peak of your last big run before Run Rabbit should set you up well for the race.
(And I don't think caring about your Ultrasignup is ridiculous – but if it is, a lot of us are ridiculous in the same way.)
Ultras at 80 sounds amazing!!!! I agree too that if a race gets called off it shouldn’t be a DNF. Can’t wait to hear about the 100, and Courtney.,.. not even possible
Hell yeah, Doug. And that really is so magnanimous of the race director.
The silver linings and the angles of learnings, and the smiley photos -- love them. Thanks for sharing your race.
Great post, as always. Love the photo of the ridge. Brings back memories of my mountain bike days in Kananaskis County.