Why do people run marathons?
People report that they climb mountians because “it’s there”.
So what is the motivation for one to run a marathon?
I think it is the personal challenge – the “its there” “can I do it?”
That might explain the first one. But why do people do it more than once? What is their motivation? I have run two marathons plus several half-marathons and five 30 K races. And I can tell you that running a marathon is about pain – alot of pain. The pain of training, running the race and recovering after – alot of pain.
Despite that pain I still run and I think I will run another race soon.
There must be a connection between motivation and tolerance to pain. Here is a photo from my first marathon. Do you see pain or motivation on my face?