I have never regretted doing a race, but in every race, there is always one moment (sometimes many) when I question what the hell I’m. Usually, it happens in the second half of a race, but yesterday it happened only 4 minutes in.
It’s week 8 in Chris’ training to run 100 miles at the Beyond Limits Ultra in April and finally, he realizes he needs a deload/recovery week. He is paying the price after building for zero to 20 miles in just 7 weeks as he battles Achilles pain in both legs. Luckily a light week of training filled with rest, rolling and stretching allows his body to heal enough to enjoy running in Reck Rock Canyon and the Strip in Las Vegas, NV.
It’s Thanksgiving week in the US this episode, which means there is a ton of food everywhere you look. Only saving grace is we are training for an ultramarathon so we are burning a ton of calories. This week Chris hits his longest run with a one-way trip to the beach but hits a speed bump along the way. The quick mileage increase over the last seven weeks may have finally caught up to him.
A trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth” kicks off another week of ultramarathon training. This episode follows Chris through a packed week of training, work and family life as he tries to maintain his health, diet and get some recovery between school events, kids soccer parties, and decorating the house for the holidays. Products featured this week as Wake-ups caffeine pills and the DJI Mavic Air drone.
The balancing act between training, health and family life continues as Chris trains for his first 100-mile ultramarathon in episode 5 of the 26 Miles. As the mileage increases, Chris is struggling to stay healthy while still increasing his running to 48 miles for the week. He also checks out the Hoka recovery sandals, gets the Sugtig GoPro light for recording in the dark, and starts testing Functional Formulas Anitvenom.
Trying the Hoka is episode 4 in the 26 Miles docuseries which follows Chris as he trains to run 100 miles in his first ultramarathon at the Beyond Limits Ultra in Mountain Center, CA on April 4th, 2019. This is week 4 of a 26 week of his training plan. Chris continues to increase his mileage, buys a pair of Hoka Speed Goat 2 trail running shoes, hits Powder Canyon and the Santa Ana River trail for some long miles.
Bonehead is episode 3 in the 26 Miles docuseries which follows Chris as he trains to run 100 miles in his first ultramarathon at the Beyond Limits Ultra in Mountain Center, CA on April 4th, 2019. This is week 3 of a 26 week of his training plan. Chris continues to increase his milage, hits the track for an interval workout, runs in Chino State Park and goes to the Trail Running Film Festival.
The Derby is episode 2 in the 26 Miles docuseries which follows Chris as he trains to run 100 miles in his first ultramarathon at the Beyond Limits Ultra in Mountain Center, CA on April 4th, 2019. This week 2 of a 26 week training plan. Chris continues to increase his milage and actually gets out on the trails running the Olinda Oil Museum Trail and Ice Canyon Trail in Mt. Baldy, CA.
The is the premiere episode of my ultra marathon training for the Beyond Limits Ultra in Mountain Center, CA on April 4-7, 2019. Over the next 26 weeks leading up to the race and during the race I will video my training life to try to show what it takes to make it to the starting line of an ultra marathon and hopefully complete 100 mile in less than 36 hours.
I’m back and I have a lofty goal! Today starts 26 weeks of training for the Beyond Limits Ultra (BLU) which takes place the first week of April near Idyllwild, CA. I will race in the 72 hour run on a loop trail course to see how many miles I can run. My hope is to run 100 miles in the first 36 hours to prove to myself that I am ready for a true 100 mile ultra.