When Runners Hit the Wall, They Should Do These 2 Things to Break Through It

What should runners do when they inevitably hit the wall? We asked Meghan Hicks, who won the Marathon des Sables and has run over 60 Trail races and Ultras. Also the managing editor of IRunFar.com, Hicks published Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running in 2016.

On this episode of the Spartan Up! podcast, Hicks tells Spartan Trail host Mauri Pagliacci about her experience at Nolan’s 14, where she has set multiple records, and how to push through the all-too-common rough patches on the trail. Plus, how a few slices of pizza got her over the hump when she hit the wall at hour 13 of a 50-hour race, two things that runners can do to get through the wall — one is obvious, the other not so much — and why she quit her first 100-mile race (and the impact it had on her). 

Related: How to Navigate Mid-Race Rough Patches on the Trail

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