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    100-Mile Mantras

    There’s no sugarcoating it—running 100 miles will suck at one point or another. Likely, over and over and over. That’s where mental toughness plays a huge role. Lots of people use inspirational mantras to get them through dark moments of races. Me, not so much. I’m less, “You can do it!” and more, “Suck it up, Buttercup!” But I do like to latch onto song lyrics or phrases when I’m feeling crappy and repeat them for hours at a time. Training for Pinhoti 100, I kept hearing from friends that the race will be mostly mental, and I should plan accordingly. So as with everything ultra-related, I polled the audience to find…