Dear Comrades Super-heroes,
The Ultimate Human Race; there is no better way to explain the Comrades Marathon. Yes we are all runners but the big C is simply that something else. 18 000 runners, 89km. ENOUGH SAID!
Congratulations for making it this far! With two days to go until Comrades 2014 it is time to look back at the progress you have made. Think back to December, on the beach, till now. Remind yourself of the months of preparation, early mornings and sacrifices you made to get you to the start line.
This quote from Paul Maurer pretty much summarises the build up towards The Ultimate Human race for me:
“Running isn’t a sport for pretty boys. It’s about the sweat in your hair and the blisters on your feet.
It’s the frozen spit on your chin and the nausea in your gut.
It’s about throbbing calves and cramps at midnight that are strong enough to wake the dead.
It’s about getting out the door and running when the rest of the world is only dreaming about having the passion that you need to live each and every day with.
It’s about being on a lonely road and running like a champion even when there’s not a single soul in sight to cheer you on.
Running is all about having the desire to train and persevere until every fiber in your legs, mind, and heart is turned to steel.
And when you’ve finally forged hard enough, you will have become the best runner you can be. And that’s all that you can ask for.”
Best of luck for Sunday!