Many ultra racers don’t seem to come from traditional racing backgrounds. They’re a bit of a different breed of racer to my understanding. How did they/you know when to go for it. Gradually working up or just a moment of madness that led somewhere?
Even before I started cycling I was most interested in ultra endurance racing both cycling and trail running. Still can’t shake of that feeling of excitement when I think about actually committing to submitting an entry to one. I have a million excuses though. Not fit enough, too overweight, life not stable enough, need to move home again soon, training endurance too much would bore me, don’t like bugs and spiders, etc etc
Also sort of worries that I’ll miss loads of brilliant adventures if I don’t start doing what I want more… I’ve become too reserved and cautious, the opposite of what I was like when younger.
How did you know you were the right person for this sort of thing? My biggest ride is like 130miles… a far cry from any ultra event I’ve looked at.