My running friend challenged us to run 100 miles in 10 days starting July 1st. This is the 3rd day and here is where I stand:
This is an amazingly hard thing to do.
Running 10 miles is not a big deal by itself. But we are doing this in July and the temps have been hot for some of the runs and the humidity has been 85-90%. That makes it hard. I'd prefer to do this in October or November, but we are doing it now.
There is a huge toll physically, but there is probably a bigger mental load. This spans so many days and there is always more running to do and all of it needs to fit into the days around whatever else. And when you are done for the day, there is tomorrow. I'm ahead now, but many miles remain. 10 per day.
I've managed to get ahead a bit but unfortunately, my right foot is signaling that this must/could/should come to an end. I'm worried that I'll have to stop. Today I saw a PT and got the foot and ankle KT wrapped. We'll see.
If you run marathons, you hate to give up and you must learn to continue through misery. However, you also need to listen to your body when things don't feel right.
I'm ahead by 6 miles of the needed pace but worried about the foot.