Why 400 Miles?

The one question I’m asked the most goes something like this:

“Why run 400 miles? The last run you did was 200 miles, why not run 250 or 300? Why double the distance?”

I’ll let Michael Jordan answer this question:

“Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

I get it, 400 miles is a long distance to cover, running with no sleep. Its hard for people to comprehend why someone would want to put their body through so much pain and fatigue. People think its crazy, and they probably should.

Though it may be crazy, its a passion of mine. To push the body to the brink is something that I love doing. Its an amazing feeling of accomplishment when you cross the finish line for a running or endurance event, be it a 5k, 10k, marathon, or ultramarthon. It is something that gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment. To work hard towards a goal and accomplishing that goal, there is no better feeling than that.

So, to put it in words that anyone could understand, I’m running 400 miles for that sense of accomplishment. I’m running 400 miles to see if it is possible. I’m running 400 miles to see how far the human body can be pushed. I’m running 400 miles for The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. I’m running to do something that no one has done before.

Join me on my journey and follow along.