Ultra marthons: ultra-intense, ultra-long and ultra-awesome…to some people that is. One of those being Hyperwear CEO, Denver Fredenburg, an ultra-endurance mad man having run six ultra marathons, one being his first 100 miler last summer.
Tomorrow, January 7th, Fredenburg will be running in his seventh ultra, the Bandera 50k. Notorious for its climbing hills, the Bandera Ultra describes itself as being “a trail run of rugged and brutal beauty where everything cuts, stings or bites.” Ready to sign up yet?
These races aren’t suited for your average runner or gym-goer. For a taste of what it takes to train for one of these, take a look at what Fredenburg has to say about his training regimen:
I have found that in training for ultras, in addition to trading sleep for training runs on almost a daily basis, all you have to do is prepare for more pain than you have ever felt and more mental anguish than you thought possible….after that, it is easy.
But don’t let that deter you! What ultras take away from your sanity, they make up for in an incredible sense of personal achievement and self-fulfillment. And let’s face it, once you’ve trained, raced and survived an ultra marathon, is there really anything you can’t conquer??
And with that, good luck tomorrow and cheers to you Denver, we’re all rooting for you and know you’ll leave everyone eating your dust!
PS: For those wondering what Denver has in store after Bandera, he’ll begin training for his second 100 miler, the Rocky Raccoon, on February 4th. So, stay tuned for more of Denver’s race and training updates in the weeks to come!