In my line of work everything boils down to a numbers game, the potential for success and failure calculated on the basis of historical trends. Lets apply some of this logic to the ‘race’, last year 335 people started the race with just 150 finishing a success rate of less than 50%. To put that in ratio terms that is just under one in two people managing to go the distance, worrying when you think that our team comprises of two. For a long time I have been making light of not just the training but also how hard the race will be, this fact is somewhat sobering, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t have this blind belief in my ability. After all it is this self-belief that has allowed me to achieve what I have to date, experience and skill are great but without belief they are assets limited to the observation of others, belief only requires one fan.
Additional numerical facts;
Apparently I will be burning 25,706 calories over the course of the Deathrace.
Taking 132,812 steps in succession to complete the race, 12% of the total traveled by the average person annually.
To replenish my burnt calories I will need to drink 171 bottles of beer (based on drinking Steamwhistle).
What better motivation to train.