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The backyard ultra format is unique and poses different challenges than other multi-day events and the problems that I had in this race would have been easily solvable in a less restrictive format like a 48h race. Here we had to run 4.16 miles / 6.71 kms every hour on the hour. After you finish your lap, the rest of the hour is yours to do whatever you want to but come the next hour, you need to be in the starting corral to go out on your next lap. Again and again. Until there is just one last person...

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It is so strange how this race went so much better than the one last week, yet it made me freak out about a whole lot of different things regarding my upcoming 6-day. I needed a few days to start pulling myself together mentally and to believe it will be a different story come race day. The whole point of running the Broken Track again was to try new asthma medications since they didn't really work that well at the last race, Alexander County 24h. I was fine during the race, but I couldn't breathe for two days after. So...

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I'm three weeks out from my first "A" race of the year, 6 Days In The Dome, a 6-day ultrarunning race. When we arrived to Florida from Canada in late April, I was pumped to see that there are a ton of races running here, ultras as well as little 5ks, 10ks, even triathlons. There is a 5k almost every day within an hour's drive! This is very different from Canada where I have to hunt down carefully the little training races when I need them, even in non-COVID times. And currently all races are cancelled and have been for...

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At this point for me it is all about the Dome. I will run my first ever 6-day event there between June 20-26 and I have high hopes for what I can do. I entered Alexander County because there are still a few things I would like to figure out for the Dome. My approach is that with 3 little kids who are only 6, 8 and 10, I can't really afford to take off for 6-day races (which means 10 days away) on a regular basis. So I'm trying to get the first one right and then be done and...

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I got into the Solidarity Challenge for Team Canada because there were a few things I wanted to try for my upcoming 6-day ultra. The International Association of Ultramarathoners put together this challenge to keep ultrarunners motivated. You could run your 6 hour race anywhere, then submit the file to your country's association who verify the result and submit it to IAU. Each country's national team could have a maximum of 9 women and 9 men participating. There is not really any racing, it is a race against ourselves. My main goal was to figure out the right amount of...

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