Lessons I Learned Failing To Run a 100-Mile Ultra Marathon

Drew Morrison
Runner's Life
Published in
5 min readDec 30, 2022

Sun Rise At The Hennepin 100

It was an exciting morning — early October in the middle of nowhere Illinois. Today was going to be a test, and one of the hardest physical tests of my life. To run a 100-mile race.

There’s nothing like getting up when it’s still dark out. The race kicked off with a beautiful sunrise. Was I ready? Did I do enough? There was no turning back now. I was either going…