OVERCOMING A RACE THAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE BRINGS UNIQUE SATISFACTION
I'm an ultra trail runner living in Missoula, Montana. I have been a runner for most of my life, but switched to trails about 5 years ago. I love the competitive aspect of racing, but also love the process and adventure of training for these types of races. I like to train where I live, there are so many trails I can run from home. In my free time I help organize races in the Missoula area and go fishing.
I think my motivation for competitive running has always been to see how far I can push myself and test my limits. With ultra running I feel like that motivation is even more true.
Nutrition is key for training and trail performance. If you fuel up properly during a race, you can keep going strong for a longer time. The same goes for training – eating well and getting enough sleep are the most important things for recovering after a tough workout.
I particularly like Näak fuels for their long-lasting energy benefits. The drink mix, gel, and protein powder are my favorites. What makes Näak special to me is their strong commitment to sustainability, a value that holds great significance within the trail running community.