If like me you are competing at this years Marathon des Sables and you haven't started training in earnest yet - well it's about time you did as not only are the days and vaporising away but so are your chances of finishing the race with much of your feet left intact.
Yep, it's time to toughen up on those who enter races and then don't give the time and energy required to get a decent result worth speaking of. You know who you are!
The MdS is just a completion event for most and there are always those who get injured or ill during the race BUT it's those that 'Fail to Prepare' who Fail most and sickeningly with a proper training schedule could have easily made the finishing line.
I'm not exempt and have cracked in 2 x 20 Long Slow Distance runs in this weekend as a start to my big endurance week of Spring training. It's been FUN too and that's what it should be.
Is your training fun? Or are you just kidding yourself that it will be ok on the day?
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