My first ultra - Kodiak 50 miler

2.30am, Saturday August 26th, my alarm goes off. Here I am, today is the day. I will have a try at my first ultra, a 50 miler.


Road to my first ultra

It's been 2 months since I ran the Kodiak 50 miler. An incredible experience. I'm pretty sure I already said it there, but I will say it again. For me, a race is not "just" the race in itself. It's the training which goes with it. And I need to be equally excited and motivated by the training. I need to enjoy it as much as the race. So, I couldn't tell you all about the race without telling you about the training. Let's start with it.


Reset...

First, it's been the pre-marathon warning signals. Then, the Boston Marathon. Burden lifted from my shoulders during the 2 weeks post marathon vacation where everything felt like normal again. And we came back to France. Bad sensations, no speed, no endurance, no mental strength. Again and again. "It's normal. It'll be back." But, it never came back. Months after, I still want to run but each and every run is a struggle. I don't know how to run anymore.


Boston Marathon 2016

So, I ran the Boston Marathon. On April 18th. A month ago. I've never been quick to recap my races here. This one asked for even more time as I think, deep down, I didn't really want to get back to it... until now. It's time to tell you about this race which kept its promises on one thing at least: running Boston is an unforgettable adventure.


#RAPOGWARRIOR S02E03: Pilates

Do you know Pilates? I've been practicing it for more than 5 years now. It's my favorite strength training activity. But when I mention Pilates to people, I often get a blank stare as a response. People heard about it but don't really know what it really is. The best way to find out is to try it. So, get ready, I'll show you a few exercices, in this new video.


Next races

  • NONE

Miles / km

  • 1 mile = 1.6 km / 1 km = 0.6 mile
  • 5K = 3.1 miles
  • 10K = 6.2 miles
  • half marathon = 13.1 miles = 21.1 km
  • marathon = 26.2 miles = 42.2 km