Last week we heard Paul Gwynn Garrity’s transition from never running to training for the Table Rock 50K, his first ultramarathon.

If you haven’t listened to that one, start here.

This week I’ve asked Paul back on to recap his race. To share what went right, what went wrong, and what he’d do differently next time.

Like any first ultramarathon, his race had it’s moments, and we’ll hear the lessons he learned throughout the process.

Here’s what we talk about in today’s episode:

  • The simple mistake Paul avoided
  • Sticking to a race and nutrition plan
  • The moment things turned sour
  • Why running an ultra is like playing a board game

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Author Doug Hay is the founder of Rock Creek Runner, host of the Trail Talk podcast, and fanatical about everything trail running -- beards, plaid shirts, bruised toenails, and all. He and his wife live and run in beautiful Black Mountain, NC.

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One thought on “The Highs and Lows of a First 50K: Paul’s Recap

  1. Congrats to Paul. I just listened to this yesterday because I ran my first 50k last Saturday and wanted to wait until after my run to hear his recap. Paul and I have very similar stories so it was cool to hear these last two podcasts. Just wanted to add that I had a great but hard run and I used your blog and podcast extensively throughout my training. So glad I found you! I’m taking a week off and planning to join next level runner to keep my momentum going. Thanks so much, Doug and thanks Paul for sharing your story.

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