Ultra marathon is any run event which goes beyond the 42.5km marathon. The first time I encountered and understood the word marathon was way back in my grade school days. Unlike other people they knew it was a 42km run or something but for me It was the battle ground of the Persians and the Athenian. Legend has it Pheidippides, a free Greek ran the battlegrounds of
So the team is complete and we just need to train problem is we only have 4 weeks, my last long run was during the
I started to actually ask myself why run an ultra. I have some answers these question why climb, why run marathon, why do triathlons etc. I found those answers while running, biking, or climbing. So why do an ultra 100km ill get back to that when I finally completed one I hope its gona be soon. Biggest problem though despite having a memory of an elephant, when clarity and wisdom arrives to answer those questions, i finally see the finish line with joy and happiness I somehow forget the answers why i invest myself in these things. Thats why I keep doing it again with the hopes that wisdom or state of nirvana would be embedded in my head and I will have the capacity to answer "why do it?" if somebody ask.
Why run the 100km. Top ten reasons in the top of my head 1) jump start my sluggish monotonous athletic lifestyle 2)Create some regiment and structure in my daily grind 3) Preoccupy my mind and to create distractions 4) Something to blame why I am sick, lazy to go to work 5)Because i wasn’t able to answer the meaning of life and how many dimples does a golf ball have while running a 42km 6)To prove I can do it and further push my limits 7)Inspire other people to run 8)Because its there (applicable ba yun) 9) I want to do something with my life 10) To bring the news to my friends that the Persians have been defeated hahahaha, honestly to show them if I can do it so can you. I think I want to run an ultra so I can make the most out of my life and the blessings god has given me. I am guided by the phrase "What you are is gods gift to you, what you become is your gift to god". Running an ultra will help me appreciate life more and hopefully inspire others.
I could still remember after thinking about this list, next day I started my crash course in running 100km. Laced up my shoes and started running. Why do I want to run an ultra marathon, ill probably know the answer when I accomplish one I hope(lord help me!!!). But for now, my answer is “run forest run”.