The uncanny rhythm of a trotting horse outside. Well, that was what it sounded like as we feasted upon fresh vegetables, sumptuous seafood and delicious local produce in the large 150 year old traditional Japanese house. Except our ears had
“You do not know what pain is yet”, says Niander Wallace to Deckard. “You will learn.”
All is uneasily quiet, on a road flat and straight, surrounded by wide farming areas. My mind is calculating, how to maintain a pace which is quick enough but one which won’t see me out of energy down the road.
You’ve done a 100km ultra marathon before, how hard could a 70km be? Said the voice in my head, as if stoking coals of Lucifer’s fire. Well, the September 2017 Hakusan Shirakawago Ultra 70km certainly sounded like a fun
Variables. A race, is a race, is a race. It couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s like saying marathons are all the same. Or that coffee is all the same. Or wine for that matter. Even year on year,
I’ve run this Chiba Marine event twice prior, once in 2014 and another time in 2015, which I recorded Half Marathon times of 1h 25m 01s and 1h 25m 12s respectively. Both times were ran in rather cold and very