"Poetry, music, forest, oceans, solitude--they were what developed enormous spiritual strength. I came to realize that spirit, as much or more than physical conditioning, had to be stored up before a race." ~Herb Elliott (Olympic champion and world-record holder in the mile who trained in bare fee, wrote poetry, and retired undefeated)
It's what I'll be relying on to take me down that steep mountain all the way to the Oregon coast--with a little help from my friends, of course. And poetry.