So, how do you train for an ultramarathon? After August long weekend, we’ll be able to describe the steps to finishing an ultra or at least a few tips on what not to do.
I already see Silvain as an ultra runner. He’s strong-willed, fit, smart, and capable of running 125 km. With that said, I haven’t seen him run farther than a half marathon, and his training still has a long way to go. What is the best advice I can give him? How can I best guide his training? Is fueling just as important as the actual running? And, as a wife, what’s the best way to encourage and motivate?
Even in this short period, I’ve seen highs, and I’ve seen lulls. I’ve quoted articles, created sample training plans, and found protein-rich recipes. Is this what Silvain needs? Is finishing the Death Race a result of a well-oiled machine combined with a great support team?
How much should I push, and when should I hold back? Silvain believes in himself and is confident in his abilities. I doubt that he needs me telling him when to run, how to run, and why he isn’t running.
Well, Michelle’s coaching’s great, and I do need to be told things. We’re getting it figured out! I’m listening, heeding, and applying — in my own way and pace. I’m also becoming better at dropping my defences. It’s definitely a learning curve for us, as well as a dance, just like our relationship. Or rather, it’s a part of our relationship, which is so cool! She gets me going, keeps me running, and makes me run better. I’ve never been coached before, but I’m pretty sure that those are things that coaches are supposed to do. I love my coach. She’s doing a great job. I owe it to us to run fast and far.
Work together, lean on each other, maximize your strengths, have fun along the way, and you’ll be on track! That’s what it’s all about! Being crazy-on-track works, too!
Who We Are
Hi! We're Michelle and Silvain: a married, Christian couple that's always seeking to learn, explore, and take on new challenges. Our adventures take us up mountains, down trails, and to faraway places. Follow us as we live, love, and are crazy! Forever!!