T³ #008: Fast Mile or Slow Marathon?

This Week on Trail Tip Thursday…

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Today I bring a review of an article I read a month or so back, and resonated with me on how I approach some of my training days. ‘Outside‘ magazine (*which you can read here*) spoke with ultrarunner Rickey Gates (who took on the conquest of a 4,000 mile journey) was reflecting on his Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska when he said;

“There’s a great fascination with ultras being harder than other races,” Gates said, “but the mile is every bit as difficult as 100 miles if you apply yourself to it.”

Only a mile? Even if you put 100% effort in, wouldn’t a marathon be tougher since it is a longer sub-maximal effort? But running distance for the sake of running distance might not be all that athletically impressive. Or is it? I won’t do this article justice if I sum it up, so please follow to read more!

I just watched the video on this majestic and intense 5k race known as Mount Marathon. Here is a video of the event from Salomon Running TV.

If you missed last week’s Trail Tip Thursday, you can read from the link below;

T³ #007: Scan & Plan!

I am always looking for new routes, running partners, and ways to increase my own enjoyment of the outdoors. Does this sound like you too? If you live near the Hudson Valley and want to meet up for an outing, reach out to me on social media and let’s make it happen! If you are further away but still want to enhance your outdoor adventuring, I might know someone in your area that can help guide you, and if not, I’ll do my best from here!

Thank you, and I hope you enjoyed this week’s Trail Tip Thursday! If you want to stay up to date with my coaching, writings, and personal journey, be sure to follow me on social media! Thank you for your support.



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