For some folks, running is not just an exercise. It’s not even a competition.
No, for some, running, especially on trails, climbing hills and mountainsides, is an experience that can lift one to a higher plane.
“Ultra running, endurance running, is not really about running,” said Santa Fe runner and coach Joe Lewis. “It’s more about surviving. It’s about challenging yourself. What is the human body capable of? How tough am I really and how can I try to accept the pain, or surrender to the suffering and feel the pain.