Last week I talked about the joy of free falling down a mountainside on skis. But what about running up a mountain, and then back down, and then back up, and then back down, and continue to repeat that for eight days straight without more than a few hours sleep. Well that’s the story this week.
For many of us, our first exposure to running—for more than just fun—is in recess or gym class. Many of us think that we can’t run, but unless you have a medical issue, most of us can. We just choose not to run. The key is to start by walking regularly. Then after a while start to jog short distances, and slowly keep increasing your time and distance.
About nine years ago a friend of mine was recently divorced, overweight, drinking heavily, and smoking cigarettes. Then he bought a dog for his daughter. When his daughter was away at her mom’s house, he started taking the dog for walks around the block. Using the above model, he slowly changed his life. On August 26, 2017, he set the world record for the fastest known time for running the entire Colorado Trail (approximately 500 miles, 800km) in eight days.
To get a little taste of running, check out the Track and Field Honor.
And if you want to learn more about the Colorado Trail you can check out the https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_Trail Wikipedia link (You’ll notice the Fastest Known Time (FKT) hasn’t been updated yet).