Daily Dose: Pre-Race, Part 2 – Startups are Ultramarathons – Lessons from the Trail
On June 26th at 5 am, the gun went off and I took my first step in the Western States 100 – a 100.2 mile ultra-marathon from Olympic Valley, CA to Auburn, CA.
The course included more than 18,000′ of elevation climb and daytime temperatures of more than 100 degrees.
I officially started training on Jan 4th – six months of daily effort – more than 1200 miles of running, strength-training 3-4x/week, and monitoring every calorie I consume.
In running these ultra-marathons, I’ve learned a few lessons that translate to running a startup.
I shared two Lessons from the Trail about how startups are like ultra-marathons –
1/ Make hard things routine
2/ Prepare to train
Today, I’m sharing a couple more…
While every day and every week feels like a sprint, the path to make a lasting impact for your customers is a long journey.
Stay focused, stay committed.
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