i2P Amazon Training at the YUTC 50K

Today I ran/hiked 50K at the Youngstown Ultra Trail Classic as part of my training for a 200K expedition through the Amazon next month (www.jungle2010.com). It was a beautiful day at one of my favorite races (check out my race report from last year’s race) and even with more than 22 miles of walking (I ran a little because I love trail running but I wanted to hike to get time on my feet) I only came in an hour slower than my 50K PR on the same course last year! Not too shabby for winging a 50K! And even more amazing is that in May I wasn’t sure I could run a 5K because of my back injury. So psyched to be able to be out doing what I love to do.

Check out this video for some more information about how I’ve been training for this adventure!