17 things that I learnt from my first 100 miler

What did I learn during my 100 miler

runner's sigh

I ran 100 miles- a distance that holds very very special place in every ultra marathoner’s life. I can also say, any runner’s life.

Like many other runs, it was a great learning experience.

It was a run that took place in Singapore and I was among  46 participants running 100 miles. Having participated in many ultras back home, I am familiar with the whole running distance over many hours kind of format. But, what hit me in Singapore was completely unique.

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So, this was the drill. It was an out and in race. 80.7 km one way and same distance back kind of run. The race started at 7 am in the morning on Saturday. It had many sectional cut-offs, like most ultras do. The aid stations were at varied distances such as 12 km, 9 km, 8 km, 7 km, 14 km, 15 km, 5 km and 10 km. They were called CPs. CP1, CP2, CP3……CP8…

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