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Canada, Canadian, race report, run, running, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown -

My second trail race went much better than the first one did! Back then I said I won't ever race on trails again (race report of my first trail ultra) but you know how these things go for us, endurance athletes ...  There were, again, a bunch of different reasons I wanted to do this race, and unlike Ultrabalaton this was approached as a pure training run, not even a day off training that week, just rolling into it from full build for the 6-day race that is coming up in 3 weeks. The event was local which made logistics...

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I will do this in reverse order, and write my Ultrabalaton race report before the Boston Marathon race report - if I ever get to that haha... I have another race in 5 days (Sulphur Springs 100 mile trail) and then my "A" race 3 weeks later (6 Days In The Dome) so we'll see. The lead-up to this race was shaky at best, but since it wasn't an "A" race (that is, target race for the season) but rather a preparation race, I wasn't too worried. I ran the Boston Marathon 2 weeks earlier, which is fine in terms of...

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Canada, Canadian, Hungarian, Hungary, race report, run, running, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Record, World Record attempt -

WOW - so I did it! I don't even know where to start this report, the whole 3 days seem to be just a big blur so far, but I will try to peel back as much as I can dig out from my memory. Let's start with a little perspective. This race was not a goal in itself but a stop on the way in my quest for a 6-day record. I'm so new to ultrarunning (I've been doing it for less than 18 months) that I felt that I needed a bit more experience before jumping into another...

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24h, Backyard Ultra, bike, Canada, Canadian, Championship, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Championship, World Record attempt -

I'm not a patient person to be honest... and that is not great when you have way too many races on your bucket list. You just want to do them all, all now, not understanding that there will be a season in 2023, 2024 and even beyond... mind you, I already have races in my calendar for 2024 too!!! I find it really hard to stay focused and not throw too many unimportant bucket list races in the schedule. Right now I'm trying to take things out rather than add new ones but when I manage to prune it a little...

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I can't explain this sudden change in performance to be honest... I was a happy amateur being content with the gains I was making compared to the abilities I have and then in 2020 BOOM! No idea how or why... and it keeps getting better. It all started with the Hungarian National Long-Course (Ironman distance) Triathlon Championship. I won small local races before but that was certainly a breakout performance and it came out of the blue. It was my second Ironman-distance race ever and I improved almost 3 hours on my time. I won that race in August 2020 and then...

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