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

The last race of the year brought great success, my third national record of 2021 and an unexpectedly fast time. It was a memorable race. I learned so much from seeing all the world class athletes and how they race. Imagine a race where a sub-15-hour 100-mile finish time doesn't get you on the women's 100-mile podium! That's how bad ass this field was. A time that put me in 21st on the all-time list for the World... but 3 of those other 20 women happened to be at this race! Nick Coury broke the American 24-hour record in this race and...

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Canada, Canadian, run, running, ultra running, ultrarunning, Viktoria Brown, World Record attempt -

This was one of my main races for the year, one that I had high hopes for. I only do 2-3 "A" races a year so a lot of preparation went into it. I also had very high aspirations about what I can achieve - although I knew that they were maybe somewhat unrealistic on a first try. I still gave it a good shot. It was pretty much an open secret in the running community what I was going for, but I made sure that only the Canadian record attempts were published in the media, I just didn't want...

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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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