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WORLD OF RUNNING
- The first 15.5 miles are on the Appalachian trail.
- Men’s winner Hayden Hawks
- His debut in the event
- Hawks wins in a course record time of 5hrs 18min, 40 sec, 6:21 pace
- Female winner Camille Herron
- 6:31:14 She won by nearly half an hour
- Although Herron’s personal record for 50 miles (5:38:41) is an all-time world best, she specializes in even longer events, also owning world-best performances for 100 miles (12:42:40) and 24 hours (167.842 miles).
Up Dawg 10 Miler
- Keira D’Amato’s American Record attempt was delayed a day due to weather, which means it’s happening the day we air this episode.
- Live stream link: https://www.facebook.com/events/3489609881120870/
- Also Diane Nukuri is not able to participate.
- 24hour track run on Nov 25
- Attempt to be made by Kilian Jornet
- 188.590 miles is the record held by Yiannis Kouros in 1997
- That sort of distance requires an average of 7:38 per mile (4:44 per kilometre). For 188 miles. Over 24 hours.
- He will change direction every four hours
MAIN TOPIC: What are the benefits of running trails?
For many distance runners, trails are least an occasional terrain choice. There are many benefits that we break down in this episode with Rob Steger of “Training for Ultra.” A few of them include:
- New experience, change things up
- Get off the pavement, work some under-stimulated muscles
- Engage with a different sect of the running community
- Free from pace
- Get out into the world and nature
About our guest: Rob Steger
Author, Podcast Host, Ultra Marathoner
Rob Steger has run 27 ultramarathons and has spent endless hours and life experiences on trails. In 2019, Rob ran what is called the “triple crown” which includes the Big Foot Ultra (200 miles), the Tahoe Ultra (200 mile), and the Moab Ultra (240 miles) which was accomplished in 60 days.
His adventures, connections, and life lessons learned through running have helped him grow a successful podcast, write a book, and produce a show on Amazon. He has an interesting story of how he got into the sport which you can learn through his book.