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Day 4. Mandarfen to Solden

Im not one for real roller coasters… I mean I actually hate them… but the roller coaster I get to ride during Ultra races… now those I love. Day 4, Mandarin, Austria to Solden, Austria. 26kms, 2214m ascent, 1887m descent, 7 hour time cutoff. When we thought about Day 4, we had this idea that it would be a type …

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Day 3. Imst – Mandarfen

Today was the day it all changed…From how my body felt to how hard I could push to my attitude towards the race… Day 3 changed it all. Day 3. Imst, Austria to Mandarfen, Austria. 51km 3100m ascent and 2100m descent, 12h cut off time. I had never ran a 50k with over 3000m of gain before and to do it …

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Day 2. Lermoos – Imst

The hardest part of everyday… isn’t waking up or climbing or the distance… its the first few steps you take when you get out of bed. Day 2. Lermoos, Austria to Imst, Austria. 35kms, 2023m ascent, 2237m descent. For some reason I have sat down at the computer a couple of times now over the past few days to write …

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Day 1 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Lermoos

Im listing to my iPod for the first time since being home, which has all of the music that flooded my ears on the way to the race and during a few long hard days of racing… I am instantly filled with so many emotions. The songs represent certain moments, feelings and places. Some songs lead me to break out …

Where do I Start

I honestly don’t even know where to start when it comes to sharing my experience at the Transalpine Race. It’s hard to believe it ended a week ago. The longest week of my life, yet some how it went by in the blink of an eye. Through traveling after the race, I feel I haven’t really given myself a chance …