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Now that looks like a tough race. I would like to do some endurance racing sometime, but that might be a little much.

He is totally right when he said that during long events you reach a dark place and you start to ask yourself why you did this. I ran the LA Marathon this year ( I know it does not compare to this), but at about mile 19 I felt really low and down. I thought about walking and almost giving up. I then saw a lady holding a sign that said "Only 0.1 of 1% of Americans could do what you are doing today". I found the motivation in that sign to push on to the finish.
 

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Now that looks like a tough race. I would like to do some endurance racing sometime, but that might be a little much.

He is totally right when he said that during long events you reach a dark place and you start to ask yourself why you did this. I ran the LA Marathon this year ( I know it does not compare to this), but at about mile 19 I felt really low and down. I thought about walking and almost giving up. I then saw a lady holding a sign that said "Only 0.1 of 1% of Americans could do what you are doing today". I found the motivation in that sign to push on to the finish.
big ups for doing that. but...don't be discouraged if you have to walk. there is a very popular training/running program based on the idea of run/walk/run for long distances, and many people are achieving faster finish times using it.
 

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I just do some cross country races and sometimes I ask myself why am I doing this. I can not fathom the conditions of 350 miles, -72 degrees, and pushing my bike when the trail disappears. Props to those who want to suffer through an event such as this one.
 
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