I did not take long to decide that I wanted to do it again. I wanted to return to the Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc. After I had to drop out in the 2018 edition, I knew that I had to come back to Chamonix in order to complete the course. With that being said, I was also committed that I wanted to be running in the name of A Chacun Son Everest (“ACSE”) again.
“If you can dream it, you can do it“, it read on one of the banners a supporter was holding up high on the side of the road. and I was starting to repeat those words a few times in my head. I know that I would not be breaking my goal of a sub-3 hour marathon today, however, why not aiming for a new personal best.
With a little over a month to go, the final preparation will be on its way for more than 1.300 daredevils that are ready to take on the Marathon Des Sables (“MDS”). Aside from the month-long physical and mental preparation for this mighty challenge, the equipment plays an equally important role to master this 250-kilometer desert crossing.
This might be your first try at running or an attempt to improve on what you already do. The less sport you have done recently, the more you can expect to improve your distances and speeds. The following words should give you a little overview of the importance of the heart rate to your training and give you an introduction to different training types.
It was for the first time since Ultra-Trail Du Mont Blanc that I was racing again. The Salomon Trails 4 Germany series is an event that brings trail running to various regions around Germany. This stop was located in the wonderful Taunus, only a short drive away from Frankfurt.
Though Karl Lagerfeld has little to do with ultra-running, he once said: “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” We handed out a few disposable cameras to exactly do such, capture the memories and moments that we shared around Mont Blanc.