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UTCA 78km 3ème au général🥉 « Qu’est ce qu’on ne ferait pas pour des crêpes !!! 🥞 »
Départ 8h du matin avec mon pote Vincent !
Je tente toujours le même départ, j’essaye de tenir le rythme de tête, si au bout de 2km ça va trop vite je reprends mon allure cible.
Cette fois après un départ bien placé derrière les 3 hommes de tête j’abandonne rapidement. Ça va trop vite j’ai pas couru depuis 3 jours et j’ai les jambes lourdes.
Je subis les 10 premiers km pourtant hyper roulants vent de dos.
Je maintiens tant bien que mal une moyenne de 4’30/km. Ça m’arrive souvent d’avoir de mauvaises sensations en début de course je me laisse doubler par les feux follets et décide de courir seul en respectant mon plan.
Au bout de 12km on arrive sur la côte ! J’arrive à maintenir mon allure plus à l’aise et profite du paysage ! Ça en jette la côte de granit rose même avec ce temps ! Vent de face 60km/h et embrun va falloir être solide. Le premier ravito arrive rapidement (km 18) et je suis accompagné de deux coureurs qui me tirent bien sans forcer. Je bluff je sors ma flask mais en vrai je zappe le ravito je suis encore full. Inutile 🤣 car personne ne s’arrête.
S’enchaîne ensuite une succession de bosses cassantes et de passages sur la plage bien fatigants. Mais bon pas de grosses difficultés. Je laisse mes compagnons, ils se tirent la bourre en montée et je ne veux pas me mettre dans le rouge. Je poursuis seul bien content de trouver cette fois le 2ème ravito. Je prends 2 min pour remplir les flasks et manger deux trois bouts de pomme. (Je mange de moins en moins en Course et privilégie mes gels et boissons). Je pars avec de bonnes jambes, écourtants toujours les arrêts au maximum ce qui me permet de garder le rythme. #trailclubfelixfaure#utca#ultratourcotesdarmor#cotesdarmor#lannion#cotedegranitrose#ultratrail#ultratrailrunning#trailrunning#trail#bretagne#podium#running#trailrunner#instarunfrance#instatrailrunning#trailrunner#runforfun#runaddict#runstoppable#timetoplay#runparis#parisianstyle#adidasrunnersparis#partage#courseapied#trailadventure#trailrun#trailrace#runningmotivation#runstoppable#runwild
19 771 hour ago
//Vietnam JUNGLE Marathon
Why do you run mountains? Is it for views like these?
10k | 25k | 42k | 55k | 70k
RACE: 23 - 05 - 2020
Tại sao bạn lại chạy đường núi? Liệu có phải vì những khung cảnh như thế này?
Alcanzamos los 700 inscritos a poco más de 1 mes para el día U. ¿Todavía te lo estás pensando? Acepta el reto, el #UTT2020 te espera. Sólo queda 1 semana para agotar el segundo plazo de inscripción. ▶️https://www.trailtuejar.com/utt-ultra/
I joined local trail running race in my hometown last wkends. It was VERY hard.
I think this race especially 3loops category is world class. 1loop is 15ish k ≒9ish miles, total ascent 1322is m ≒ 4377 ft.
so 3loops is 45k, 27ish miler, and more than 13000 ft total ascent. Course is consisted various surface, very hilly rolling paved road, very steep uphill and downhill, a bit scrambling, some rocky, rooty section. and also my category 3loops cutoff is 6hours 40minutes, that cutoff time is same of 2loops category.
so last Saturday's weather was so dramatic one from clouds, heavy rain, very windy, and then we could see the sun in the last loop.
for me I had a good time, very well running on the course, however, I sliped down and very hard hug for tree in last loop 3miles from finishing. I realized broken when my left chest hit the tree. but I was very excited and felt some pressure from cutoff. I kept moving. and I made it. I'm done. so happy finishing with 1broken left rib😆💪 Thank you so much for race community staff, all volunteers, whoever joined this race.
Race done!!! Today was my first race where I was actually able to run. And it was amazing! There were a few hills that I walked, but other than that I pushed the entire time. And my knee felt great! I put on some death metal and just went for it. I may not have reached my goal of taking a good race photo yet, but there's plenty of time left in the year lol. I also had to retire my Catdog racing socks because a hole ripped in the toe :( RIP. .
The race was a staggered start so you started based on your fastest 5k time. I wish I could have started with the 29 min group but I started with the 45 min group just in case my knee acted up. Ended up doing over 4 miles in 48 min which is almost back to my pre-injury pace. I also was the first to cross the finish line and it felt surreal. Lol because of the actual race times I came 86/99 female and 193/216 overall. But my name is listed first on the results page so I'll pretend :)
I'm using LAOCH as my alter ego. This alter ego comes out when exercising, specifically in running when the going gets tough. I only compare me to me and my alter ego is about being the best I can be right there and then.
I listened to an enlightened podcast on @londonrealtv featuring Todd Herman. He is the author of "the alter ego effect" and was someone who suffered significantly with depression in his teens and 20s. As a result, he created an alter ego. Actually, several of them. One came out when exercising, one when writing, one when making business deals etc.
Alter egos are not uncommon. Look at David Goggins who self admittedly turns into "Goggins" when he wants to achieve the crazy stuff he achieves. You also often hear of high achievers who after putting on their tailored made suit, feel more confident and assured and can achieve enormous results as they leave the self at home. Take the late and great, Kobe Bryant who formulated "Black Mamba" when he was experiencing an identification crisis.
I'm experiencing an identity change currently. After the hell I went through last year, I'm tapping into my inner LAOCH more and more as a means of change. As a means to improve. When I tap into LAOCH , especially with running right now, I get this almighty surge of confidence and belief. Even when I was running earlier and the head was telling me to stop, I screamed "I AM A LAOCH" with a twisted smile on my face. 🙃
LAOCH is about embracing my alter ego. It's about leaving some of my old beliefs and habits behind as I continue to grow at an alarming fast pace. Watch out, LAOCH is getting stronger and stronger.
The #PretzelCitySports#UglyMudder13k did not disappoint! It had everything you would expect from a PCS #trailrace :
Hills, rocks, roots, hills, funny signs, alternative beverages, downed trees, some mud, hills, and a great post race breakfast!
I felt pretty good and finished 26th overall and top clyde!
Beautiful, warm day out on the trails. Hard to believe it’s February! Our Sunday trail runs are fast becoming my favorite weekend tradition. There’s always something new to discover and the miles fly by! 🍃 💚 #sundayrunday
Awesome race yesterday in Port Moody at the Run the Ridge 25km race. Once again @garyrobbins and the @coastmtntrail team put on a super race. Looking forward to the #diezvista 50km race on the same trails in April. And always so happy to see these guys at the end of a hard push!
I have been testing the HOKA Challenger ATR 5 for the last few months and safe to say I love this shoe. It’s comfortable, light, durable and wide enough to suit even my flipper feet. The only thing I would prefer are deeper lugs for the waterlogged British winter trails which are on the Speedgoat 4’s, but overall they are an excellent mix of a trail and road shoe.
See the link in my bio to the review on my Pure Sports Medicine page or just google it
It’s a great feeling to achieve what you set out to do. 🏆 After traveling home from Florida last night I questioned my sanity as I was getting ready to run this morning. I came out way too hot at the start but knew I needed to hold onto the lead to bring home the win. I did just that and it felt great. Now it’s time for some much needed R&R. Huge thanks to @priceproactive for keeping my muscles happy after the beating I give them 🙌🏼
5 7017 hours ago
And on the first day of third year it was Harewood House Half Marathon for BHF. Wanted to do this for a while. It was good fun but bloody tough with all the recent rain. No-one told me there would be several miles of bog running. Glutes were absolutely broken at the end!
My legs and trainers are still in a carrier bag. Actually don't know what to do with them 😬
Race recap. ⚠️foot picture at the end⚠️
To start: this is a very well organized and "fun" race in spite of me having a rough day. All the volunteers were awesome!
This was a tough one. I felt really strong coming into this race, and wanted to practice the mental discipline of keeping up the intensity and pushing myself to get my best performance. So I set an aggressive time goal.
The loop around Sasamat lake bolstered this confidence. And then the elevation started. My legs were burning, my feet were slipping, ankles rolling and rubbing, toes were catching in roots. I usually love the technical descents and catch up to a lot of people there, but after a few bad ankle rolls and nearly going face first into the rocks I was running fearful.
Then things got dark. At 17k I nearly dropped out of the race.
I then reminded myself that my goal when I signed up was to push to the point it hurt and keep pushing. Ironman will hurt, a lot. This was supposed to be practice for that hurt.
I managed to keep pushing to the finish line. Over 30min slower than I wanted, bit after 1,200m of elevation (according to strava) and lots of mud, I managed to run/jog/slog over the finish line.
Very grateful for the support of @jm00n3y13 being at the finish line with all the hydration, clothing, and snack options. And not getting weirded out by my need to have a good sob after a race. #runridgerun#racerecap#ironmandoesntjusthappen#somuchelevation#girlswhorun#trailrace#embracethesuck#mentaltraining@coastmtntrail
Ça y est, le trail de la Moselotte est fini (THM) ✅ .
Arrivée 5ème femme au scratch 😀plutôt contente car je m’y attendais pas du tout et surtout qu’on m’appellera sur la scène 😀😀
Merci à mon supercoach @stetibu , meilleur lièvre & psychologue qui sait quand il faut encourager et quand me laisser tranquille (dans ma souffrance) 😀
C’était génial et on a eu un super temps en plus 🤩
Dimanche prochain c’est le semi de Paris, pour l’instant aucune idée comment je vais le faire 🤪
43 41519 hours ago
Have you planned your finish lines for this summer yet? You’ve still got time to set the goals! Join us for a trail Marathon, 21k or 11k at beautiful Alice Lake in Squamish! The trails we race on have a bit of everything and we welcome all ages, all genders, all paces and experience!
June 6, 2020! $5.00 from every race entry is donated to the CMHA STEPS Program! #seemerlag#befearless#trailrunning#trailrace
The last race of the Dirty Trails Series was a great morning! Congrats to everyone who braved any and all races this series! Hold your head high, every race threw something different at you and you rose to the challenge! Thank you to MPR and volunteers; your dedication to local racing is awesome. Thank you @newbalance@timhortons for sponsoring another great morning!
Some great tips from @csholdsworth on how to fuel during the @threepeaksrace - “Everyone is different, but I take a @mountainfuel_uk Jelly at miles 6, 10, 13 (before Whernside), 15 (after Whernside) and 17 (before Ingleborough) with a spare for the run in just in case. Whether you feel good or not, take the fuel on board… you’re body will thank you later. You can also pick up a bottle of Energy Fuel that you can leave at the aid stations at Ribblehead Viaduct and Hill Inn. Take in as much as you can, to stave of dehydration” ⛰⛰⛰
#RACEPACK ✅ .
Départ à 7h du matin pour 42km et 1850D+ 🏃♀️ .
On pensait avoir de la neige mais on annonce de la pluie...ça va être un mud day version Vosges 😀 on est contents dans tous les cas, la vue sera magnifique 😍 et en plus mio amore @stetibu courra avec moi 😎 en faisant sa sortie « tranquille » 😀😀
Bon courage à tous ceux qui font les courses ce dimanche 💪
Running isn’t always a solo sport. It’s about connection (to others, nature, ourselves) and the community around us... and we love seeing the community grow whether it be people making new friends through races or clinics or trail work days or social media! .
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9 13013 February, 2020
2019 racing treated me very well with some great results in some great events. Here's to a good 2020!
San Diego 50 mile trail. First race of 2020... and it went pretty well. First overall and a new course record in a time of 6 hrs 36 mins. A personal PR over this distance too. While the elevation gain was quite low, at about 3,000 gain, it was quite a relentless pace, always in the 7 to 8 minute mile range - with these two gents on either side of me keeping it real all day! I guess I just had the legs today, but only just. And I got lucky when the leader, who had a strong lead, suddenly didn’t and walked it in. It is another reminder that you never know what will happen and you just do the best you can. Shout out to my pal and road trip companion @wostenbergeric who marginally missed the podium yet had a great day with a huge PR and now loves 50 mile races 🤔 Guys, this is a great course if you want something to run and test your pace over a long distance. Brilliantly organized and a wonderful community of runners and volunteers. Next up, Black Canyon 100k.