27 Feb '14, 6pm

TrailRunner - 15 Excuses Overheard at Trail Races

TrailRunner - 15 Excuses Overheard at Trail Races

15 Excuses Overheard at Trail Races Having the wrong gear, being too hardcore and other totally legitimate reasons why you’re having a rough race 1. My Garmin says the course was 0.67 miles too long . I sure wish the race director had measured the course right. Running the unexpected distance destroyed my race. 2. I could have won if I’d actually trained. But, unlike others in this race, I’ve been really busy lately and just haven’t had the time. 3. I didn’t taper. Tapering is for road runners. I ran long yesterday, so my legs aren’t feeling very lively today. 4. The weather is messing me up. It’s too cold. My muscles won’t warm up. The rain is slowing me down. It doesn’t seem to be bothering anyone else, but that’s probably because they have better rain gear than I do. 5. This non-ultra race was too short for me. I run 100-milers, you know? It takes me 40 miles to get war...

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