Wow. Just read this column by Kristin Armstrong (one of my favorite writers of the moment) ...
I use these feelings all the time in training, the amazing sense of wonder of the next moment, what's around the next turn, some view of a random rooftop that I've run past 50 times but never noticed. Same goes with a particular drum beat or other background sound when sporting the iPod Shuffle.
I left all that at home for this year's Umstead. Wow.
I agree with K. It's really a LOT more about persistence than talent. Especially when you're talking about 100-milers.
You can only do so much with your body. You finish 100s with your mind. A 100 is a test of will. Running helps, but running isn't all of it.
Old Dominion 100 is June 7. Glad I get another shot soon. :)