If you don’t like it, change it. After a decade of trial and error, my husband Dominic and I have realized that the formula for success in ultramarathons (and most everything in life) really is that simple.
You’ll hear a lot of cliché sayings, “it’s 90% mental… a lifetime lived in a day… an eating and drinking contest, with some running thrown in” but at their core, they all boil down to this: ultrarunning is a problem solving activity. Both the environment of the course and the runner are in constant flux, from the terrain and weather to one’s physical and mental state. Perhaps the greatest marker of success in this sport is a willingness and ability to adapt.