Since finding faith in God isn't likely, nor is the chance that he may accept your belated and misguided faith, you need to figure out how to actually train for Leadville. I'll eventually release the "How to Run a 100 Mile Race" guide that's already written (and pretty damn awesome), just not down in physical words yet, so for now we'll focus on the overview of training for Leadville specifically.
|The next six months of your mountainous high altitude training. Good luck.|
|Xenia, Ohio tornado. I lived through this bitch when I was a kid. photo Dayton Daily News|
If you're one of those dumb rich guys with a shitty marriage, you could buy yourself a high altitude tent to sleep in like the bubble boy. Your kids will start doing drugs out of sheer embarrassment. Or (since you obviously have no sense with your cash) you could fly to Colorado and spend some time in the mountains learning how to breath air with like 2 molecules of oxygen per lungful. At least there are nice views (and you're not encased in plastic watching your family live like normal people).
Aside from acclimatization, you'll need to run a lot and run uphill a lot. Easy.
Let's assume you've done all the proper training. You'll know whether you have if you've lost all your friends, you are so skinny you look like you escaped from a concentration camp, and you are tanner than a lifeguard at a nudest colony. Now you're ready to race Leadville.
|Mining competition, circa 1900-1910. These guys would kill and eat an ultrarunner. photo Denver Public Library|
Part 3 of "How to Run the Leadville 100: Choice, Buckle or Death?" Here