Half Hour Intern - Ultra Marathon Runner

What do ultramarathoners know about success that we don't?

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Matt Williamson
Matt WilliamsonHunter@mattcwill · Chief of Staff, Waldschmidt Partners
Top Quotes: "It’s super dynamic that way. In a 100 mile race, you’re probably gonna run into the night, so you’ve got lighting and [extreme temperature changes] to worry about" "[On multi-day runs] You just carry a tiny tinfoil type blanket, you can’t carry a full set of backpacking gear, so trying to sleep at 11,000 feet when there’s thunder and lightening storms, and it’s really cold, those are the times I’ve been the closest to actual danger of not making it back" "The mental lows that you go through in some of these extremely long races, you always think about quitting. It just gets that bad sometimes, everything hurts and you just don’t know why you made yourself do this. But, somehow, a day or two later, you forget. We have this ability to instantly forget all the bad stuff and just remember all the good stuff." READ MORE --> http://www.halfhourintern.com/ho...
Matt Williamson
Matt WilliamsonHunter@mattcwill · Chief of Staff, Waldschmidt Partners
Personal thoughts: I know ultramarathoners, but I found hearing someone who isn't a part of the running community dive into this subject incredibly fascinating. What's the farthest you've ever run? (8 mi, for me -- though I'm tempted to run a midnight marathon)