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Five Lessons Learned While Training for My First Ultramarathon

on January 22, 2020

This past September I competed in the Cascade Super Ultra 50K, my first ultra-marathon. To preface my story, I don’t really consider myself a runner—I had never competed in a half marathon, or 5 or 10K for that matter—and prior to this race, a 3-mile jog around the neighborhood seemed like a “long” run in my book. The longest nonstop run I had ever completed was probably in the 7-mile range. That being said, throughout my life I have always been involved in sports and consider myself ultracompetitive, and always up for a challenge. This was definitely a new challenge I was ready to face.

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