Scott Dunlap is an ultra runner. His passion, his life is about running races longer than a marathon (up to 100 miles, 160 kilometers). Scott gave a speech at Le Web last week. The topic was about "internet of things". Scott uses devices to monitor his performances : speed, elevation, calories burnt,...
Running very long discuss is crasy. It's a lot of pain.
So why do this ?
Scott answer is very simple : "all is about passion". I like this statement. Your content here.One nice device he also uses is a kind of "mood traker". Every 30 minutes, Scott press a button to rank his mindset, his mood on a scale from - 4 to +4, i.ie from "please kill me now" to "Euphoric". The result is very interesting and is repeatable from race to race : Scott mood go up and down 3 times, with higher and higher intensity.
The 3 "bad mood" states are called "The wall", "the pit" and "the Abyss".
Scott explains that he like running because these difficults phases are followed by good ones ! And especially the last one the Euphoria state.
A very inspiring video.