The Hardest Part of Running

When people hear about my hobby of ultrarunning, they ask a lot of questions.

  • How long does that take?
  • How do you do it? I don’t even like driving that far. (Pro tip: no one does)
  • Do you sleep? Do you eat?
  • What do you think about?

Everyone focuses on the difficulty of race day. Don’t get me wrong, race day is hard (see How I didn’t run 100 miles). But none of the question focus on the true difficulty of running so much.