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Focus on endurance running
Much to my delight, the course was full of rocks, sticks, mud, holes and hills (sometimes all at once). I considered this a good thing because I think sprinting sucks. I don’t even like running very fast. Makes me feel like I’m in a rush and I do not liked to be rushed. Yeah, I know, TM is a race. Still.
Even if you enjoy running fast (so happy for you), with terrain like that, it isn’t always going to be possible or advisable. So my advice is to focus on endurance. If you aren’t in very good shape I would start at least three months in advance, though four is probably more advisable. Otherwise, you’re liable to feel like your training is taking over your life and it’ll suck the fun right out of it.