I wonder too.
With the number of runner who DNF last 5th Bataan Death March Ultramarathon, I have to ask.
Not that it’s entirely my business.
Not that I am nosy and all.
Yes, it happens. But more than once – for the same person ? It’s a bit alarming to me.
Not that I care if it’s your own money.
Not that I care if you do have a lot of money.
I wish to state that I mean well.
That maybe, somewhow, if I could introduce a different perspective, one would finally succeed.
What went wrong? The last time, compared to this time, what’s the difference – if any, and how did things end up to be a DNF?
Sometimes, when we fail to face the truth, we face an undesirable consequence.
I will understand if the runner is injured. Otherwise, what could be wrong? What is lacking, if any? What needs to be done?
BDM, 102 or 160 requires a proper preparation.
- your body needs to be able to cope with running long and longer at a certain pace. You should be able to maintain the minimum at all times – that means pacing at net of your rest and stops
- your mind needs to be able to stay sane the whole time – else, you need a good and experienced support crew
- you need a balanced hydration and re-fuel plan
- you need to know what to do in case problems arise – else, your support crew should know
Everything may be learned. You just have to source-out the information from the knowledgeable ones.
Who knows, you just might be in need of a good coach. 🙂