We talk to Geoff Evison, an Ultra Trail Runner. We are not just talking 100km runs, but 245 kms runs. Which takes 38 hours (on a good run) to complete, if you do actually complete it.
Why does a level headed guy like Geoff, feel the need to get up seven days a week and train for one running challenge after the other?
What we cover in our podcast with Geoff:
- A tiny dabble in politics and travelling through India.
- "I hate running. But what I love about running is everything it gives me."
- The transition from road running to ultra trail running.
- 10 years of trail running.
- "My legs normally start hurting at the 45km mark."
- Adjusting your mind. Anything above a half marathon has very little to do with running.
- I run to maximise life. Two days of running 100 miles gives you one year of emotions.
- The deep dark hole.
- Running long distances becomes a game of problem solving.
- "There has been lots of tears."
- When will it be time to quit?
- 12 weeks training plan.
- "Running is very different from any other sport I have done before."
- Are there more worthwhile things to do with my time?
- Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc
- "When you want to give up and your totally spent. And you think you've had enough. You're at about 35%."
- The impact of running across other areas of life.
- Running is a gender equaliser.
- Geoff's instructions to his wife: "Unless there is something sticking out of me... don't let me pull out."
- Will Geoff still be running 10 years from now?