Masochistic? “Absolutely – it’s all about suffering. Often the best guys are just those that can suffer longer, who don’t give up. And it’s so easy to give up, when you’re on a mountain and it’s really hurting. We go through a lot physically.”
And, so … the attraction? “Well, they say it’s like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer – when you stop it feels great.”
Exactly how I’m feeling about ultramarathons and endurance running.