Smurf & Smurfette Tri

My First (Almost) 100 Miler

August 04, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 75
Smurf & Smurfette Tri
My First (Almost) 100 Miler
Show Notes

Join endurance athletes Smurf & Smurfette and their special guests as they talk through all things endurance sport, whether it be training, nutrition, balance, equipment, racing and much much more!

On this week's podcast, Smurf and Smurfette talk with ultra runner Matty Campbell. Based in the UK, Matty has run 50k and 100k ultra events, however, just recently laced up for his first ever 100 miler. Unfortunately, Matty didn't quite make it, but walked away with plenty of success and learning regardless. We talk with Matty about;

  • How he got involved in running - the first 5k up to his first ultra marathons
  • Being "prepared" for ultra running and his first ultras
  • The training and journey towards his first 100 miler
  • Training in the depths of a UK winter
  • Balancing training with work, new jobs, social life, family and everything else
  • The importance of a coach to help Matty to his first 100 miler
  • The Beacons Way Ultra - how it played out and what led to the DNF
  • Lessons and learnings for next time

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