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It's All Mental Now is the phrase that I play repeatedly over and over in my head.  I know what it takes to get through a 100 mile ultra trail race having accomplished the feat in March of 2014 at Lake Martin but experience has taught me that no two races are the same, even on the same course.  This means that over the next 6 days I will be pouring myself into my head and strengthening the one muscle that it will take to cover the course and finish in the time that I have set for myself. The last 15 weeks of training have led to this poin...

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Practice makes perfect. We have all heard this before and it may be true in some pursuits but it is not true when it comes to racing endurance sports. There are so many factors in play that unless the circumstances are exactly the same during your training and on race day you will never be able to 'practice' what it is going to be like on race day. That being said, you can put yourself into environments that closely resemble race day conditions and be as prepared as you can possibly be when the race you dreamed of unfolds into the nightmare ...

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