Ça c'était quelques kilomètres avant l'abandon. Je suis toujours surpris à quel point la situation peut tourner au vinaigre très rapidement sur un ultra marathon. Mais c'est le jeu et c'est surtout le charme de ces épreuves, enfin je crois 🤔 dans un peu plus d'un mois je retourne à Chambéry courir la ronde des éléphants, ce 100km avec 1800m de dénivelé et sur lequel j'ai pris tant de plaisir. Cette fois, une fois parti, on est parti pour une boucle de 100km donc pas de tentation d'arrêter tous les 10km 😜
After a good night's sleep (90 minutes), my knee was showing some swelling but wasn't particularly painful, so we headed off on our "easy" day from Cogne (1531m). We followed a flat trail out of town and then darted around some sprinklers and up a short pinch climb before arriving at an unexpected refreshment point, Goilles inf. (informal? 1831m). I'm not sure why I didn't expect it, as it's on the map.
We climbed steadily to Rifugio Sogno di Berdzè (2534m), where I grabbed the usual (cheese, ham, biscuits, broth) and topped up my sports drink.
The climb to Fenêtre di Champorcher (2827m) was steady and over before we knew it. Quite a large pack had formed and no one was rushing up this one, as we were all very aware we had hours of descending to follow.
#tordesgeants2018#tordesgeants#tdg#tdg2018#mountains#italy 🇮🇹 #trailrunning#matchymatchyfestybesties#embracethespace#zerolimits#altrarunning#trail#day3
Been almost a month since my first attempt at running 42.195 km at the Hyderabad Marathon without training and it was the real test of endurance.
22 days to go for my first 50k at @malnadultra with @univedtrailrunnersclub , again with very limited time to train but this one just can’t be taken lightly because it’s 50km with an elevation of 3000m. 😶
Looking forward to making the best of the next few training runs in the hills before we hit and hopefully conquer the coffee estates of Malnad. 🌳 🏃🏻♀️ ⛰
It's a running game. First time in over a week I'm going to feel my leg out. It's just going to be a few kilometres. But still, I'm a little nervous. Let's see how it goes. 😱
Have a nice Friday folks! 🌞
On the left. Kicking it in is always my favorite part of a race because I feel fast for about 30 seconds!! 🤔😂 I can always pass someone in the chute and for that moment in time I feel good enough to be out there... I see the potential and want more for the next time. #runjourney#5k#gettingfaster#stillslow#weightlossjourney
#Repost @ultrarunnersd with @get_repost
I ❤️ Tunnel Creek.
Run streak day: 2,841.
Focus. It’s one of my go-to mantras. There’s no better reminder to help ensure alertness and attention, especially when it comes to running on trails at night. .
Section recaps continued... Brockway Summit (50) to Tunnel Creek (65): I arrived at Brockway Summit Aid Station around 10:20pm and was greeted by my amazing crew. I scarfed down half of a vegan burger while my team @runnylegs @jwanders19 @ocrunningmama refilled my packs with fresh calorie-packed bottles, Muir Energy gels, and gloves/beanie. I also picked up my Ultraspire waist light which packs ~600 lumens of low-angle lighting to complement the ~750 lumens of Petzl headlamp output to help light up the often dusty terrain. The angle of light is really important, the lower the better for optimal effect. After hugs and fist bumps, I headed back out around 10:30pm en route to Tunnel Creek where I would be picking up my buddy Jake @ultra_trucker. I was about 2 hours behind my preferred pace at this point, so I just focused on getting through the next section as efficiently as possible. One of the things I really looked forward to was traversing down the “power line trail” which would turn out to be a lot smoother than expected (going up it and later in the race is rough). I chatted with another @altrarunning Altra runner as we made our way down and into the mansions of Incline Village, a few road miles that link up the power line and Tunnel Creek. When I ran through this section, I thought about my first Tahoe 200 when my mom surprised me and paced me through town, a truly special memory.
Cumulative gain thus far: 11,507ft. Next aid station: 17 miles to Spooner Summit (mile 82). 📸: Scott @rokisphoto and Howie @howiesternphoto ✌🏼❤️😊🐰🌱 #keephammering#doepicshit#tahoe200#tahoe#ultramarathon#tahoe1000#200isthenew100#laketahoe#instarunners#runitfast#rwrunstreak#teamsexycalves#boujee#nobodycaresworkharder#running4thosewhocant#dirtbagrunners#runsteepgethigh#trailrunning#ultrarunning#borntorunfree#runinrabbit#altrarunning#zerolimits#muirenergy#fuelyouradventure#keepittight#provennutrition#ru
Killer leg workout today with my beautiful woman! 💯❤️
3 rounds of:
10 front squats
3 rounds of:
10 goblet sumo squat
10 hip Bridges
10 alternating DB side lunges
Lift, HIIT it, quit it! What’s your favorite leg exercise?
I go to #interbike and forget to take pictures. I’m old school and people, conversations are more important to me.
That said it was cool to see myself on big screens there @bikeflights @guenergylabs and via @outessa. Yeah, it’s neat 👀 at these experiences we have in cycling 🚴♀️ Thanks so much @suziesny . Reno was great because of you. Stoked to see you race in Maui! #xterraworldchampionship And celebrate your success afterward.
@grandvalleydave @devonbalet You kids, convoluted travel + curiosity have me taking the train 🚂 home.
So far so good. I’m drinking @traderjoes red wine 🍷 can. Cause 🥃 would be weird 😉
Reno ➡️ Grand Junction. #amtrak#nevada#utah#colorado
Good luck to @cottesloerunner Jonesy (aka The Don) in the #capetownmarathon on Sunday! This yellow memento, not mine, a gift from @runawaycomrade Boston Bob, a South African running great 🇿🇦🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♀️✅❤️👍 #lekkermanlekker