Why run an ultramarathon?
- By Andy
Imagine devoting some of your personal time to an activity which keeps you physically fit, develops your mental strength and also provides some serious thinking time to help you explore, develop and achieve some really big goals in your life. For ultra athlete Andy Stewart, these are some of the benefits from running ultramarathons. Here he tells us about goals and what it means to embark on the long journey to the ultra finish line.
Why would anybody run an ultra marthon?
The journey to get past 26.2 and beyond is filled with highs and lows, serious levels of commitment both mentally and physically and finding an ability to push yourself harder than perhaps you ever have before. So why go the long haul?
'The first thing to think about is goals', says ultra runner Andy.
'And the first obvious goal is to complete the ultramarathon, but ...