If you are a seasoned runner with a number of races behind your back, my guess is that you have probably found yourself in situations when you were ready to throw in the towel mid-race. I am quite familiar with the sensation of “hitting the wall” or “bonking”, as some runners like to call it: you know, when your legs are feeling as if they are made of cement, your stomach getting funny and losing your mental focus. For most of us, quitting is not an option when our faces slam up against that invisible concrete slab. We runners like to…

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