Runner: Jeff U
Years Running: 25
Rocky Raccoon 100, Quad Rock 50, Happy Camper 200, UTMB, and hopefully Desert Solstice 24-Hour
I hope to continue building on training from 2019 and become more competitive in my 2020 races. I hope to perform well enough to qualify for Desert Solstice to see how I stack up against some of the best 24-hour runners.
Long Term Goals
I want to continue pursuing life beyond 100 miles. I am curious how these races work and how to manage my body beyond what I have done to date.
I’m most proud of my PR at the Umstead 100 for a couple reasons – 1. Coach Matt U. paced me to where my last lap (8 x 12.5 mile laps) was my second fastest lap of the 8 – it was my most consistent and steady pace for an ultra to date. 2. I finished 8th overall which has mentally made me a more competitive runner. I am also psyched that I finally qualified for the 2021 Boston Marathon.
Favorite Part About Being a Runner
Most of my favorite places on the planet were discovered from randomly exploring trails. I love being able to access places on foot that most people don’t even know exist. I also love the community within the sport.
100 miler: 18:33:00 Umstead 100, Raleigh, NC – 2017
50 miler: 7:37:39 Nashville 50, Nashville, TN – 2010
Marathon: 2:57:39 Broomfield Marathon, Broomfield, CO – 2019
Running Words of Wisdom
It’s going to hurt no matter what – just try to maintain the minimal level of hurt for as long as possible and then try to keep it together until the finish.
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