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Big Backyard Ultra: The Before

This crazy race can best be explained through the eyes of someone who has already experienced it themselves. If you are curious about what that looks like then look no further.  Read about this mind numbing physical/mental challenge here.

Long story short, I am really looking forward to this race. I trained really hard but had fun doing it. It never felt like a chore and believe me training has in the past. I feel like I got my endurance mojo back. In preparation for this, I have run 40 mile races and training runs and felt amazing the entire time. I even ran the Labor Pain 12 Hour Endurance Run, completing 65 miles in less than optimal conditions and felt like I could have kept going (after a bit of a rough patch.)  I thought feeling good or bouncing back in a race was a thing of the past so I am really pleased to know that maybe it was just burnout. I remember being in my second year of ultra running, hitting 50 miles in a race and feeling like I just started running. I didn't …

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