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Only a Little Has To Go Wrong

Only a little has to go wrong for a lot to go wrong in an ultramarathon.

... and sometimes one can recover, sometimes not.

The above aphorism was inspired by Verlyn Klinkenborg's column in the 6 Jan 2007 New York Times about life on a farm during a severe cold snap in mid-winter; as he says, "Only a little has to go wrong for a lot to go wrong in this weather." Likewise in an ultra ...


(cf. New Nickel (9 Mar 2005), What We Know (15 Aug 2006), Full Moon Metaphors (29 Oct 2007), ...)

^z - 20080108


(correlates: Verlyn Klinkenborg, HaveToLaugh, What We Know, ...)