Aid Station Expertise
by Gary Dudney
- Fill bottles with half sports drink, half water
- Eat a sandwich and some potatoes with salt
- Ask for some extra electrolyte caps
- Check the hot spot under the arch of right foot
- Put some ice under hat
In ultras, thinking too far ahead can be downright scary. I simply focus on the next aid station, the next climb, the next change in running surface or the first view of The Twin Lakes at Leadville. Just like Zig Ziglar always said. Break the big goal down into small, manageable goals. Focus on achieving each small goal, one at a time. Before you know it, you have accomplished the big goal. I think he said it a little better than that, but you get the idea. Just reach that next aid station.