A friend of mine runs what are called ultra-marathons.
When I hear ultra-marathon, I just hear a lot of pain. I’m not sure any human should put themselves through something like that. An ultra-marathon is basically anything more than a traditional marathon. Not being a runner, I naturally have a lot of questions when it comes to trying to wrap my mind around training for something like this. My friend actually ran a 24-hour marathon and so I asked him some questions about what it takes to do this kind of marathon.
One of the questions I asked about this kind of running was, “What is the most difficult part in running a 24-hour marathon?” [Read more...]