It’s dirty but beautiful. Cathartic and mentally challenging. Super tough but also physically exhilarating.
Taking it to the trails and going long is hot right now. It seems you have achieved new greatness if you have tackled an Ultra Marathon.
Now entering its fourth year, the Team In Training Ultra Team has grown and grown; this year’s team will have close to 50 members and raise more than $100,000 for LLS (WOW)!
With all of the increased interest, it was only natural that we expand the 2013 Ultra event lineup to include multiple distances and events. This year you have more options. You can get your shoes dirty with the Quick Silver 25K, test your mettle with the rolling hills of the Rio del Lago 100K or go seriously alpine with the Tahoe Rim Trail 50K or 50 mile.
Devised by long-time TNT Coach “Mama Lisa” Felder, the TNT Ultra Marathon training regimen involves three phases over 9-10 months. Her proven endurance-building formula includes short runs, track and cross fit training during the week, long runs on Saturday, followed with a “run on tired” legs Sunday run.
“It’s not necessarily how fast or how far you go, but really the time you spend on your feet that prepares you for event day,” she says.
Navigating maps, varying terrain and a roller coaster of emotions is the Ultra way. Ultra Team members often view the time spent on long trail runs as quality, introspective time. Some even call it a “mini vacation…with dirt.”
Join the TNT Ultra Team for a trail run (ie. “mini vacation with dirt”) this Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:30am at Canyon Meadow in Redwood Regional Park. For more information visit teamintraining.org/sf.
Or if we have got ‘ya hooked, register for the TEAM now!
Registration is just $10 today, January 10, 2013. Use online code “TEN” at https://www.teamintraining.org/sf/firsttimehere/signup/.