Manu Pastor is a famend path and hill runner from Burgos, Spain.
After working – and assist organise – a number of the most grueling stage races on the earth, Manu determined to arrange a brand new race idea in his personal neighborhood.
The Method Of Legends is a 218km, 6-day fully-catered boutique stage race by way of the Burgos province of Spain. Taking within the area’s greatest mountains, trails, and a part of the Camino de Santiago, it attracts a powerful crowd of worldwide stage racers – and plenty of repeat runners!
On this article, Manu shares the philosophy behind beginning the occasion.
Ache is inevitable; struggling is elective.
The ultrarunner ought to all the time embrace this well-known Buddhist saying; in any case, the inevitability of feeling ache within the latter a part of an ultramarathon, nevertheless properly you will have skilled for it, is an element and parcel of the expertise.
Nevertheless, how properly you’ll be able to transcend that ache and transcend it would decide how properly you end the race and, thus, the satisfaction that you just acquire from it.
In multi-stage races, the significance of that is even higher, particularly because the ache and weariness accumulate after days of the continuing onslaught in your physique.
To make issues worse multi-stage races are typically extraordinarily disadvantaged of comforts within the evenings and nights between every stage.
Many are self-supported, that means it’s a must to survive solely with what you’ll be able to carry your self because the group merely supplies water and an open tent for folks to sleep in.
Different races carry your gear for you, some could present somewhat fundamental meals, and generally chances are you’ll even get the pleasure of a swim in a river or a chilly bathe.
This usually signifies that in the course of the stage, you’ll actually really feel the ache, and afterward, you’ll inevitably undergo the uncomfortableness of the tough austere situations.
This, in fact, is a part of the attraction of those races, as you get to expertise life in its minimalist type away from the consolation of contemporary dwelling requirements, and this deep plunge out of your consolation zone makes you recognize life all of the extra once you get again to normality.
Nevertheless, upon getting been pushing your limits with longer, tougher, extra excessive races for a few years, there most likely comes a time once you nonetheless wish to take part in a majority of these experiences, put your physique and thoughts to the check, and benefit from the camaraderie and general expertise, however you´d relatively not must eat dehydrated meals and sleep in a grimy sleeping bag for seven days.
That is the proper time to register for The Method of Legends.
On this race, the trials of a very robust course will definitely make you’re feeling the ache of a multi-stage ultramarathon, however the snug camps with beds, showers, massages, and above all, terribly good meals will get rid of all that pointless struggling.
The staff of The Method of Legends has created an unforgettable expertise the place you’ll be able to absolutely dwell by the Buddhist saying and get again residence feeling renovated, renewed, and able to see life by way of new eyes.
Be part of us for the 5th version of The Method of Legends, Burgos Extremely Stage Race, from Might 14 -22, 2024! You’ll be able to click on right here to register now.