Think running a marathon sounds hard? Well what about running it at the pace maintained by elite runners? The average American would be lucky if they could stay with a marathoner for 200 yards. In Greece, the marathon has this little hill in the middle of the course. Well, not that little. It lasts for 13 miles.
Aside from stark, raving madness, what are the traits that separate the elite runners from the pretty good ones who train week after week after week?