And, things get a little crazy down in the DFL, where Jonah Hill shows us the 2AM side of ultrarunning.
– Jenn Hughes & Matt Hart
THE WEEKEND COOL DOWN
Goats, Mosquitos, and Hallucinations!
For the 15th year in a row, Snowbird Ski Resort played host to the Speedgoat 50k. This past weekend, Addie Bracy (?: 1) and David Sinclair took home victories at this iconic European-style mountain race.
Cascade Crest 100‘s new race director, Jess Mullen, and her team have nothing but love and gratitude for “the runners (?: 2), the volunteers, the board, the crews, and to THIS community.” ❤️
In FKT news: Ashly Winchester set a new female unsupported record on the John Muir / Nüümü Poyo Trail! (?: 3) Here’s a look at what it takes to drop the fastest known time, by the numbers: Time: 5 days 20 hours Mileage: 213 Vertical: 57,995 feet Calories: 31,979 Steps: 493,642 Hours slept: ~7? Blisters: 10 Mosquito bites: 9 zillion Hallucinations: innumerable
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When is the possibility of failure worth the risk?
Each of us have that threshold of things we believe we are capable of doing, which inevitably dictates what we allow ourselves to try. Our writer, Emily Halnon, grapples with this and the feeling of self-doubt before an adventure on the John Muir / Nüümü Poyo Trail.
If I was going to fail, I wanted to fail doing the thing I cared about. The thing I couldn’t stop thinking about. The thing burning in my heart and my head. – Emily Halnon