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Ok so a person must be crazy to run ultras, but I use this guy as my new excuse: oh yeah? well there is this guy that ......
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Thats too cool! I just bought a weighted vest (20lb) and have been doing hill repeats and stair climbs with it. I was wondering if any one else had any experience with these positive or negative.
From an article[/URL" target="_blank"> about Kami Semick from The Bend Bulletin....
"Training for a weeklong gallop over a snow- and ice-covered route through subfreezing temperatures involves strategies unlike preparing for even the longest road or trail run.
Since November - shortly after she returned from placing 11th at the International Association of Ultrarunners 100K World Cup race in South Korea - Semick's regimen has included pulling her expedition sled across snow on area trails for up to six hours, one or two times a week. The sled carries two 20-pound dumbbells to approximate its Iditarod Invitational race weight, although Semick's daughter, 4>-year-old Baronie, sometimes serves as the "load" for shorter runs.
About once a week, to simulate pulling through fresh snow, Semick uses a climbing harness to drag a 50-pound truck tire through soft dirt in an open area near her home in northeast Bend."
I thought the 'rationale' was to train carrying a sled, but someone doing Badwater trains like this? were they hauling their own gear?
It seems to me I remember a while back a guy from Brasil posting about this race, wonder if this is him? I believe only one person finished on foot-a woman. There is a good sotry in the new UR.
The guy was running in a heavily-populated area during what appeared to be mid-day or so. Maximum exposure? I'm a cynic, but it looked like he was more interested in getting attention than in training. He also didn't look like he was in very good shape. I know, I know, I could be completely wrong, but that was my first impression when viewing the video. Did anyone else have these thoughts or am I just completely off-base?
Comments from a friend's blog...
Wow that is awesome bro, & that shark picture is great-lol water looks choppy too.,
I pulled a tire for 2 hours for the first time on Sunday, it was a great workout!! Looks like an exercise that is now added to my trainings!
wow pulling a tire for two hours?! that is intense. is that because you don't have hills where you live or you want a "different" type of training?
ya cuz of NO hills-- FLAT *** Florida, so I will be running bridges up & down and pulling a tire as 2 of my additional exercises throughout my summer workouts...
ahhh the price you pay for living by the ocean on the east coast :-)
all this in preparation for my first 50 miler in Sept. Grand Teton Event. Oh Joy!--I think!!
. . . how carrying more weight or pulling something makes you a better runner. why not just run hills or run faster?[/QUOTE]
ETA. . . unless it's a self-supported super-ultra over difficult terrain, cold weather, danger of getting wet through ice, etc. not only requiring food but change-of-clothing too like the Idita-ski series then pulling a tire (if that's what's going on) would be excellent training.
Originally posted by RRainey:
I don't understand how carrying more weight or pulling something makes you a better runner. why not just run hills or run faster?
I believe that for this race you need to carry your own aid in a sled behind you. It's a 135 miles through the ice and snow. Pulling the tire seems like good training for that.