I admit it. I'm a lazy runner. Some of my fellow runners are "type A" runners. If they do not run X miles on any given day, they are crippled with shame, guilt, and anxiety. I'm not like that. I have the ability to talk myself out of any training run. I have the ability to work hard some time, but not all the time. I also love running ultramarathons. The result- I am constantly experimenting to find the shortest, easiest route to the finish line. This idea sprouted another- why not make a guide to share my accumulated lessons... a guide to help other lazy runners accomplish their goal of running crazy distances with minimal effort!
Over the next few weeks or so, I will write about specific topics from training to hydration to post-race recovery and all the topics in between. To be clear- I am not a good runner. I am not fast. I don't aspire to be the best. I just like to challenge that little voice that resides in each of us. My competition is my own being telling me that I cannot continue. This journey won't make you a good runner. It will however give you some great insight to dabbling in the world of ultramarathons. If you aspire to escape the doldrums of the standard marathons but face challenges of limited time, resources, or motivation, this collection of blog posts will be perfect for you!
If any readers have specific ultra-related topics you'd like me to discuss, add it to the comments section. I'll add it to my list of "ultrarunning essentials".