>unless you run an ultra. And even then, you still may not. People run ultras for many reasons, and usually it’s not to be the fastest. That’s not what the sport is about for most people…in fact, for most of the people, being the fastest over the course of 50 miles isn’t even fathomable.
You can’t compare ultras to marathons, just like you can’t compare a marathon to a 5k. A great ultrarunner may not be a great marathoner. A great marathoner may not be a great half marathoner. In fact, watching the NYC Marathon just proves this point.
Running 26.2 miles is not easy. Running 50 isn’t either. If you’re out there attempting either, kudos to you. That’s really all there should be to it.
I could go on forever like this after reading THIS awful blog to which I won’t even give credit to by writing it’s name on my page.