Throughout Season 4 of Trail Talk we’ve focused on becoming a speedier runner. We’ve looked at training faster and moving through aid stations with race speed.

Today we finally talk about running faster. More specifically, finishing with speed and strength.

A strong ultramarathon finish requires smart running, pacing, and nutrition throughout the entire race, not just the end, and training specifically for tired legs and an overworked mind.

Both of which I discuss in today’s episode:

Want to run with me next week?

Next week I’m headed back to the Steep Canyon 50K and Hullabaloo festival, only this time as part of a relay team (which I’m majorly pumped for).

I hope you’ll join me for running, beer, and live music. It’s going be a blast. Learn more here.

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

  • What does it take to finish strong?
  • My #1 piece of advice before an ultramarathon
  • Early and often … my nutrition strategy
  • Running workouts for a faster finish

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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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