Yesterday I competed in and finished my first ever 50 Mile Ultra-Marathon. When I think back at the hardest things I have done: Mt Washington Hill Climb, Ironman Western Australia 9:22 PB, Ironman Hawaii World Championship 10:21, my first 50KM Ultra in January covering 32.5 miles over 5hr24min, or a few weeks ago running up Mt. Lemmon and then running a marathon on this Old Pubelo course the very next day, this was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But, it was exciting, challenging, adventurous, and exactly what I prescribed to help bring my IRONMAN training to a new level. After some quick recovery, I will be back into my full training load in pursuit of Personal Bests at IRONMAN Cairns and the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii this year.
I’m not allowed to cover a phone during triathlon (nor would I want to). But in the 2018 Old Pueblo 50 Mile Ultra, I documented from start to finish.
I spent around 3 hours putting this video together so I really hope you enjoy it and share it!
Again, thank you to the Race Director, Volunteers, friends, and those that have paved the way for ultra-running on this course, one of the most difficult 50milers in the USA for over 35 years!
Huge Respect to anyone that competed on the day in the 25miler, 50miler, or incredible 75mile runs!