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 my honor. Either way, catch you next week!
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Brandon Chase is a writer, endurance athlete, and guide based in Maine. He is a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and spent nearly a decade overseas serving at embassies in Egypt, Cyprus, and Pakistan.
Along with a 98-day thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, he has summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, hiked the West Highland Way, fastpacked in the Himalayas, and trekked around New Zealand and South Africa. He also regularly competes in ultramarathons at the 50k, 50-mile, and 100-mile distances.