John Kynaston posted an interesting list,which has sparked quite a bit of thought on the race forum: What are the top four lessons that you learned from completing the WHW race?
Here are mine:
1) Mental strength is more important than physical ability.
2) Whilst you can still put one foot in front of the other, never give up. Each step is a step closer to the end.
3) Set a few goals. Your ultimate dream, the achievable and the when things go wrong plan. Where ever you get to, as long as you gave it your best shot then you succeeded.
4) Train, train and train. But accept that no amount of training will prepare you for it.
And here are a few other lessons for good measure.
Be careful where you pee. There are alot of people on the route in June.
Girls - forget this season's Jimmy Choos. Your feet will take months to recover.
Pack for all eventualities, but carry light.
Never underestimate the power of the jelly baby.
And never under-estimate the magic energy giving powers of cold creamed rice.
But don't mix with 500mls or more of orange juice unless you like reflux!
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