It's not easy to describe the experience of the final ten miles of a 100-mile race. Presumably, many reasons lead people to push themselves to the horizons of their perceived limits, not knowing - like Columbus - whether they’ll fall off the edge or just keep sailing until they discover unexplored territories. One rarely sees a human being - at least in our more technological and "comfortized" world – stripped so bare, where life is about basic needs and the simple premise of continuing to move forward, towards a clearly-defined, but ever-elusive goal.
- Ron Abramson, Vermont 100 pacer for Kami Semick
Brilliant--I can't really add to that. We seek the edge, and thru running we can find it. I've gone 100 miles three times, and each one was truly a voyage of discovery.