Race Reports, Training, Trekking

Beşparmak Trail FKT Trip Report – Part 2

This is Part 2 of  the Beşparmak Trail FKT Report. Be sure to read Part 1 first! Part 1 left off at the end of Day 2. Having hiked until nearly midnight the night prior, I was entering the longest day of the journey as my schedule indicated that I needed to cover 63km. It’s about …

Race Reports, Training, Trekking

Beşparmak Trail FKT Trip Report – Part 1

On March 2, 2018 at 06:30, I began my Unsupported FKT Attempt of the Beşparmak Trail in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. I completed the trail on March 6 at 1600 with a total running time of 4 days, 9.5 hours. A major part of verifying an FKT is the Trip Report, which adds …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 2/26 – 3/4, 2018

Hey all, Sorry to disappoint, but there will be no substantive weekly update this week as I am off on my FKT attempt of the Besparmak Trail without access to the Internet. Stay tuned next week for my trip report and an updated weekly training log. Wish me luck – or pour a little out in …

Appalachian Trail

My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Below is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if I make any changes. At this point I don’t suspect I will be making too many changes, but you never know! My goal, as is …

Appalachian Trail, Trekking

The 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hikers You Should be Following on Instagram

This post originally appeared on TheTrek.co Each year, dozens of TheTrek’s beloved bloggers hit the Appalachian Trail and, in addition to their prolific prose, also capture their respective journeys via Instagram. Follow along to feel the excitement, send good vibes, track our progress, and, hopefully, gain some inspiration for a hike of your own! Throughout …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 2/19 – 2/25, 2018

Weekly Activity  Long Run This weekend’s training was a bit of a hodge-podge, which was fun. On Saturday, Veronica and I went down to Alaminos – one of our favorite spots on the island – and ran along the beach for a few miles. Here’s the Strava info: Then, we whipped out our picnic basket …

Cyprus, Race Reports, Training, Ultras

Race Report: Akamas Blossom Trail 50k

Link: Race & Registration Information Pre-Race: The Day Before The race began at 6am on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Because the location is quite far from where most people in Cyprus live, a majority of participants stayed at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel the night before (myself included). The hotel is also where registration took place …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 2/12 – 2/18, 2018

Weekly Activity  Long Run This weekend was the long-awaited Akamas 50k race! All went to plan and it was a great event. Spoiler alert: I didn’t come close to the podium. Instead, I took it nice and easy to avoid any risk of injury and enjoyed the views. There was a great turnout and the …

Cyprus, Trekking, Ultras

FKT Attempt: The Beşparmak Trail

Last week, I wrote an article introducing the concept of Fastest Known Time records (FKTs) and how their popularity has skyrocketed. While that post was intended to be informational, the truth is that I have for some time been planning an FKT of my own and needed to do all that research anyway. Two weeks …

Training, Weekly Training Logs

Weekly Training Log: 2/5 – 2/11, 2018

Weekly Activity  Long Run My long run this week (yes, only one) took place on my favorite section of the Besparmak Trail in the North of Cyprus. This area has spiderweb-like trails that go in nearly every direction with seemingly endless routes of varying difficulty. Because I am preparing for the Akamas 50k race …

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