To give it a go.
That certainly resonates with some of the mad mule spirit and philosophy.
Then after the decision to give it a go, an effort to prepare and plan for it to add depth to the experience.
Already there are 8 Madmules that I know of who have signed up for the Endurancelife Coastal Trail Series event in Dorset this December. All mixed into 10km, 16 miles, marathon, ultra (39 miles) and ultra plus (45 miles). That's Bec, Doug, Jayne, Martin, Teresa, Neil, Neil M and myself. A few more to confirm in the coming weeks.
With 12 weeks to prepare, everyone has the opportunity to prepare very well. Profiles of courses, including ascent/ descent are at our fingertips. Conditions underfoot will be of no surprise as the event is local and there's ample time to get out and experience the trails.
Strength, agility, endurance, speed and personal health will all be improved with a balanced approach. With magnificent views, the day of the race can be remembered with clarity when the training programme is spread to cope with all the elements that are forecast.
Madmule has an ambition to get out and experience the elements, the terrain, the atmosphere, the social, the physical and the difficult.
It's the difficult that is left open to question. With the right training approach, what is thought as a difficult challenge ahead can become a pleasurable experience when the training is performed at a difficult level.
I will take my ambition and choose difficult challenges.
I will train for it. I will train for it. It is training that will present it's difficulties.
Then the day arrives and as if by magic, it wasn't as difficult as I thought.
Come and join us at the CTS. A very well organised event by Endurancelife and an amazing location to take on an adventure. Here's the Madmule Fitness Facebook link.