Each of the 121 runners will be ably backed by a support team as they undertake the grueling test of physical and mental fortitude.
However, if the grueling schedule you've set for yourself is starting to become something of a problem, asking yourself why you are doing it can actually help you think about the problem in a more creative way.
High school tryouts can be grueling, consisting of a tryout routine, dance and even intensive interviews to find out if a potential cheerleader has the "cheerful" personality required of this sport.
So remember, no designer spends a grueling four years in design school and another approximate three years as a slave to some high-end New York fashion designer just waiting to establish his own line so that he can adopt a "cheap" image.
Whether you are going on a relaxing one day hike, or a grueling five day mountain climb, following the guidelines above will ensure that you are fully prepared to meet every challenge that you'll encounter on the trail.