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24h, Canadian, race report, run, running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown -

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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2020, 24h, bike, Championship, ExtremeMan, Nagyatád, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Championship -

This year presented me with an unexpected but very pleasant problem: I accidentally discovered that I'm a natural at ultrarunning. The problem is that I love triathlon, I love the balance of the three sports and I don't want to give up cycling and swimming, my dreams of podiuming the ITU Worlds and going to Kona. The good news is, as it turns out, I don't need to! After my first 24h ultra race, which was only a bucket list item for me that I had originally planned to just tick off and move on, I got thinking. I ran the...

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2020, 24h, Backyard Ultra, run, running, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown -

The easy and short answer is: because we are all so different and what works for one might not work for others. However, isn't it still strange that when you put in "how to run a 24h ultramarathon" or "best race strategy for 24h ultramarathon" nothing comes up except a few forum posts and a few tips here and there? No comprehensive strategy guide? If you google "best marathon race strategy" you will have pages and pages of tips, some advocating for negative splits, some for even splits, telling you to split it up into chunks, how to calculate the...

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2020, 24h, Kilian Jornet, running, ultrarunning, World Record attempt, Yiannis Kouros -

It is a hot and popular topic these days and I do have an opinion which I would like to share with those interested. As everyone in the ultrarunning world knows, Kilian Jornet announced an attempt to break Yiannis Kouros' 24-hour world record of 303.5km (188 miles) on 27th November 2020. Below is my personal opinion about the phenomenon and because it is a personal blog, I can probably write things down that magazines and official publications can't. A few important points first to minimize misunderstanding around my post: - I'm not a world class ultrarunner. I have my success...

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bike, Canada, Championship, ExtremeMan, Nagyatád, run, running, swim, triathlon, ultra running, Viktoria Brown -

I hear this a lot: "I won, but..." . "I came 3rd, but...". Usually it continues with "there were only so many people in the race" or "this or that happened to someone else who was ahead". In the last year, I learned a very important lesson. It was hard to embrace it first, but I think it is extremely important. THERE IS NO BUT! There shouldn't be, there can't be! Winning a race is about two things: who shows up at the start and who is still there at the finish. It is not about who is the fastest,...

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