29 Feb '16, 3pm

6633 Arctic Ultra just over a week away, nice little blog about 2 of this years athletes

It has been impossible to replicate in training the exact conditions we will encounter in the 6633 Arctic Ultra. I’m not a professional athlete, I’m a tax consultant and work 10 hours a day, so I don’t have the time to go and run for hundreds of km’s. In addition, there’s no place in Romania where temperatures drop to -40°C and winds blow with such ferocity. However, to get as close as I can to mirroring what it will be like in the race, I have tried a few tricks. In terms of the distance, I’ve tried to spend as much ‘time on feet’ as possible by doing back-to-back walking/running sessions. My body is used to running so I’ve had to adapt it walking longer distances because if you run and sweat in the Arctic there’s an increased risk of going into hypothermia, which will of course lead to a DNF. Making that transition from running to walking was not as easy as I thought it ...

Full article: http://www.inov-8.com/blog/6633-arctic-ultra-race/

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