<b>fatmantrying</b>: I've been coming around to the opinion that it's about how you play the hand you're dealt, not where you finish in the standings. By that measure, you're doing pretty well. (and I'm not necessarily talking about any particular race or anything.<br><br><b>keriksen</b>: as far as 100 milers, you just keep going as much as you can. "Relentless forward progress" is the mantra of ultra people. You'll often see them leave the aid station before they're ready to go and eat, adjust, and do everything while walking and just getting another quarter mile in.<br><br>
That being said, sometimes you have to stop: fix blisters, potty, change shoes/socks or if you just can't move you sit down for an hour and hope you can start again. Tummy problems are the most common reason. Generally, people don't sleep though.