This past weekend I competed in the Monument Valley 50 miler.
The best way to describe the experience was “Life in a Day”. I experienced the whole spectrum of emotions throughout nine hours of sand dunes, mesas, hogans, and even found moments of desert isolation. I hollered with joy running down Mitchell Mesa, I had my breath taken away by the beauty of the valley in the Arches Loop, and I welcomed the darkness of exhaustion while staggering my way towards Brigham’s Tomb. It was exhilarating. It was exactly what I wanted and needed from the race.
Special episode this week as I try to explain to my buddy Brady Manriquez the why, what, and how of my experience. We talk about the constantly changing mindset throughout the miles, share tips on motivation to endure such a long event, and attempt to explain how my emotional and mental benefits from an ultra completely overshadow the pain and discomfort.
This is just PART ONE of our race report! In a few days we will release Travis and Brady’s stories which I promise will completely blow your mind.
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