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Vert Beats #3 07-26-2019

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The Dolomites are the stuff of dreams for all outdoor enthusiasts. For us as trail runners, the Italian mountain range is famous for the Lavaredo Ultra Trail (LUT)–but, there’s also another race worth mentioning which happened this past weekend: The DoloMyth Skyrace. 

This is one of the most mythic sky races of the Italian races. This year, we saw a lot of great performances: Judith Wyder set the new women’s course record, and David Magnini–the young Italian runner who’s been dominating all of his races this year–also delivered. We invite you to watch this video from the race so that you can feel those Dolomite vibes and imagine what it’s like to run the DoloMyth Skyrace. 

You can watch the video here. 

 

576-Summit Speed Record on the White Mountains

The internet is endlessly full of larger-than-life inspiration–and that’s why it’s even more special whenever we hear about people doing running projects in their own “backyards.” Here’s a perfect example: a runner from New Hampshire who made it his goal to tag all of his state’s 4,000 foot peaks during every month of the year!  You don’t have to fly somewhere different to have an epic trail run. 

You can read more here.

Scott Jurek 

Scott Jurek is probably one of the first trail runners whose fame transcended our community and brought him recognition outside of trail running–he’s a true legend. After a career full of accomplishments, we invite you to listen to this podcast to catch up with what Scott has been up to since his AT FKT. 

You can listen to the podcast here. 

 

WHAT INSPIRED US THIS WEEK

What to read:

We found this really interesting essay about why we, as trail and ultra runners, are a unique breed. Are most of us really introverts? Are we running to find freedom? Do most of us tick the same way? We encourage you to read this piece and reflect about what all those long hours in the mountains mean to you. 

You can read the piece here.

What to read:

Have you ever wondered what to eat after a hard workout? Or after a long run in the mountains? Well, there’s a lot of science behind this topic–but in the end, the most important thing to remember after a run is to actually eat something, and not to stress out too much about the what. We point you to this article with some insights.

You can read the article here. 

Want to talk trail or share your story? We’ll be super happy to hear from you. Write us by responding to this newsletter or shoot an email to team@vert.run. Visit us at www.vert.run for more info.

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