When it comes to racing, amateur athletes usually follow what is popular and fun. Elites are elite because they know where their boundaries are and what to focus on. Not everyone will be good at ultra running. And not at all in the ultra and at the same time in the sprints.
For example there is Spartan Ultra Beast next week, and I know that a lot of people go there to "try it out". However, it should be noted that such a race is not 'free'. Sure, you'll somehow finish it, but if you're not prepared enough for it, it'll just give you an experience and strengthen you mentally. This is not a bad thing at all, but you should also take into account the risks associated with such a race:
Gediminas Simutis, who I spoke with about the race shared with me:
"My distances in OCR mostly goes for 15km, and I want to be great in that distance, so I am not taking longer ones, because there is bigger chances of injury, you need longer recovery and I have lower back isues, plus my knee can't hold for long, so added all those facts, I am training for those distances 5-15km.😎"
Gediminas thinks like a pro. He knows his limits, weaknesses and strengths and is in the sport for the long haul.
Every small win counts! If you are like me, you have trouble celebrating your own small wins. Think what you can celebrate today and make it your self-care habit.
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