As you know by now, Paul survived the first day. When I asked him if it was what he expected he said yes and no. He expected it to be tough climbing. But because there had been a big wind storm, several trees had blown over. He had to crawl on his hands and knees, with his pack on, to get under several trees. Not fun.
Normally when you train for a marathon, event day comes, you do it, and then that’s it. Now would be the time that the let down sets in. You’ve trained & trained and now it’s over. This is different. There is no let down. In fact, the issue is there is no let up. We’ll just have to keep him motivated.