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1. Make things re­late to some­thing you’re com­fort­able with. Break the course into sec­tions, like a re­lay race. 2. Keep up your flu­ids, in­clud­ing elec­trolytes. 3. Prac­tice makes per­fect. Steve said he had never done any­thing in a race that he hadn’t done in train­ing. 4. Work hard. “You get in the race what you de­serve”.

“The dis­tances got longer but ev­ery­one else slowed down... my peers at the time were way back,” he said.

Although he is now past his peak, Moneghetti also said the train­ing he had taken part in dur­ing his ca­reer stayed with him to this day.

“You don’t lose the train­ing you’ve done,” he said.

“I might be in the pent­house (fit­ness level), then if I get an in­jury set­back I’ll only be back to the 35th floor be­cause I can call on all that train­ing I’ve done pre­vi­ously.”

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