As we approach our fifteenth year in 2017, I’m reflecting on how much I’ve learned from ENDURrunners over the years. This year, we are going to to collect and share that information – the stories, the strategy, and the advice.
Today I want to talk about something I hear from you, time and time again, in one form or another: “I wish I had trained more.”
For this, my best advice is simple: sign up early, especially if you are an Ultimate rookie.
Registering for ENDURrun is a big decision. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have that decision made before your winter training blocks. There is a huge psychological difference between putting money on the line and having the attitude, ‘I want to do it, but I’ll see how it goes.’ Completing the ENDURrun is an accomplishment regardless, but for many ENDURrunners, this training commitment is a determining factor in their own goal setting process.
The best case scenario for your first ENDURrun is to train for an entire year. If your personality needs goals to work towards, strengthen that incentive by making the commitment now. Ideally, nobody toes the Stage 1 start line next year undertrained. If your conditioning isn’t where you want it to be, you will need to adjust your goals during the week. If registering now helps you to achieve more, then I absolutely recommend that you do it today.
To encourage you to register today, we have an early bird promo code good for $50 off the $400 base cost for Ultimate. Join the ENDURrunners facebook group for the code. It expires at midnight tonight.
I don’t want you to sign up if you won’t train. But if you want to train, this is the best favour you can do yourself. Anecdotally, if you register now, you reap the rewards in your training.
These are just a few photos of the faces of 2016 One Tough Runners. This early bird program is one of the most powerful tools I have to help you achieve this goal. (This applies to ENDURrun veterans, too!)