Thoughts While Running an Ultra.

-Checks weather- alright…nice and cool this morning, it is going to be a great day for running!
-Hydration pack ready, Gu is in my arsenal. Let’s do this thang.
-Time to head to the start. Look at all these other crazies along for the ULTRA ride. They are all just as crazy as me I bet.
-I really love doing ultras on trails…zone out and be immersed in nature.
-So much better on the body too. I don’t want to die as much when it’s over.
-Alright, start nice and easy. Conserve that energy.
-Dang look at that HUGE uphill. Ease on up, glide on down.
-Okay…this dude behind me is way too close for comfort, here…go ahead and pass me.
-Because I’ll be passing you later for sure after you blow up from going too fast in the beginning.
-Okay let’s see about navigating this trail. Looks like the race director put out plenty of signs.
-Getting LOST on the trail…probably my worst nightmare.
-Look…what is that, a skunk? A raccoon? Just a raccoon. Pretty harmless.
-AID STATION! Aid stations on trails are probably just the best thing ever.
-Give me all of the pickles.
-Okay! Half way done. It is a good day.
-Is that a root or a snake? Phew…just a root.
-Oops, almost tripped and busted my ass. Good save.
-We are getting close to the finish!
-Time to pick up the pace a bit, feeling good feeling great.
-Done and done! Give me my medal/belt buckle. Time for a well deserved adult beverage. Yes.

What are some of your thoughts while running an ultra/trail run/race?

Published by thedancingrunner

Marathon runner & group fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Passionate about family, friends, traveling. Loves destination races. Loves dining out, cooking in, being around down to earth people, writing, sunrises.

5 thoughts on “Thoughts While Running an Ultra.

  1. I have a tendency to start way too fast but usually am able to slow myself down. Slow and steady is definitely the ultra motto. I do remember thinking “ Am I going to die”, when I saw a bear about 20 yards off the trail and the girl ahead of me screamed! Luckily for both of us it ran off..

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