Negociando. Con el dolor, con el tiempo, con el dinero, con mi vida. Por suerte, negociar siempre se me ha dado bien. Por eso sigo corriendo, dedico mi tiempo en aquello que me gusta, cada día debo menos dinero, y mi vida... Sigue a mi lado.
🏞️#Sanquirzedebesora 👟#altrarunning 🧦#injinji 🎒#ultraspire
Chasing my thoughts this morning... “You're braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”
Winnie the Pooh
Your body can do almost anything~
It’s your mind you have to convince... Wishing you all a good day🤸♂️
Incredible evening with runners and friends tonight!! 💥🏃♂️💥You can’t beat an awesome group run followed by a great hang and chat with ultra-runner, Jeff Browning!! Man, it was great to get killer insight and tips from someone at the very top of the game! 🙌 Tonight definitely cemented the fact that BroncoBilly is not only an incredible athlete, but an awesome dude, great family man, artist, coach, and thinker....lots to aspire to! Stoke was elevated throughout!! Thanks, of course, to @gobroncobilly as well as @trws @badbendrs and @trailnerdskc for getting this hang together! Rad!!!! 🤘🤘
🏃♀️RACE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT!
The 2019 Bryce Canyon Ultras and Half will take place on May 17th and 18th. Mark your calendars now to get signed up when registration opens on September 28th at 8:00am (MDT). That's next Friday!
Any #brycecanyonultras veterans may have noticed an earlier race date. Because of the warming summers, runner feedback and changes to the course putting runners at different points of the course during different hours of the day/night we have moved the date up by a few weeks. These new dates make the most sense and should eliminate some of the extreme heat runners have faced in recent years. .
While we don't think there is an ugly course in the Ultra Adventures circuit- Bryce Canyon is one of the prettiest and surely the most geologically unique!
[photo credit @coryreese ]
Monday night football? Nah. I'll take some Monday night footfall thanks. Don't forget your reflectivity as the seasons shift. I prefer to look like a Mack truck with my @ultraspire 600 lumen waist lamp, reflective garments, wrist and ankle reflectors, footwear with reflectivity, and my glow in the dark smile. 💫🐾🐾
Can you tell I get a little happy when I get to meet a member of my @trail_sisters community team at a brand spanking new badass 100 mile mountain race in Teanaway Washington? @gretchen_walla (🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻)rocked the race and I ultra volunteered. Running trails is a journey that we are all on together. As much as I love solo projects, I hope to run with more sisters in my future. 💫🐾🐾
9th at the @skyrunning World Champs Ultra today. We had the 'bad weather' course which was a lot less vert (c. 1700mD+) and a little less distance (I had 49km). Still a tough race and happy with the result - even had a sprint finish to top it off. Big thanks to @altrarunning and @altrarunning_nz for the support #zerolimits
Ever since I got into ultrarunning, UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc) has been a "must do" race for me just like most road runners gravitate to the Boston Marathon. It is touted as “The World Summit of Trail Running” as runners come to it from over 100 countries. In America trail running is a fringe sport but in the Alps it’s a huge deal.
Perhaps some of the ~2,500 runners had a bit too much enthusiasm when the race started because a few people around me were knocked over in the stampede (it seems some people thought they running a 5K J). The energy from spectators was exponentially more than I’ve felt in any other race. So it wasn’t surprising that the pace near the front of the pack was way faster than anyone could possibly sustain for 107 miles and 33,000 vert. It was trail running on its grandest stage and a chance to compete with the world’s best.
The race started at 6 p.m. so after a couple hours it was dark, raining hard, and even snowing a little on the passes. I slipped and fell a few times but fortunately was unscathed. Others weren’t so fortunate.
As I crested a pass around mile 35 I heard a voice through the fog say “Welcome to Italy!” That was about where my stomach issues began.
Around 3 am I arrived in Courmayeur (mile 48) in 14th place. Several elites had already dropped out or slowed down significantly due to the crazy early pace.
On the descent from Grand Col Ferret (mile 63) into Switzerland my stomach got worse. I just couldn’t absorb enough calories and began falling apart. It was the worst stomach problem I’ve had in a race. By the time I reached Champex-Lac (mile 78) I felt totally depleted and had no appetite so that’s where I dropped. Most of the runners favored to podium also didn’t finish for various reasons.
It was a disappointing day but still a wonderful learning experience. I’m already looking forward to trying UTMB again.
Thanks to all who have given me support and encouragement, especially my wife Annie who stayed up all night to crew for me.
It's high time to get back on the horse; Run Rabbit Run starts tomorrow at noon! 😀
Team NZ with some Australian tag-ons. Managed to get a photo during one of the few times it was not raining. Technical course, inclement weather can't wait to get amongst tomorrow #skyrunningworldchamps @skyrunninganz @altrarunning_nz @compressport_new_zealand @ultraspire_nz