Smurf & Smurfette Tri

1000 Miles To Light - Greta Truscott

September 14, 2021 Smurf & Smurfette Season 3 Episode 77
Smurf & Smurfette Tri
1000 Miles To Light - Greta Truscott
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, we talk with runner, multisport athlete, coach and massage therapist Greta Truscott. Greta recently had the privilege of participating in the 1000 Miles To Light project with big ultrarunning names such as Pat Farmer and Dean Karnazes. In this project, two teams of 4 runners (an Australian team and US team) each ran 100 miles for 10 straight days, with runners taking it in turns to run 5km stints. We talk with Greta about her history in the sport of running and the 1000 Miles to Light project itself, including;

  • The challenges COVID put in front of the organising team, reducing the event from a transcontinental run to a looped run on the Singleton Army Base
  • Running 1000 miles in a team of 4 (250 miles each) over the space of 10 days
  • Raising awareness and funds for youth mental health charity Reach Out
  • Training for the stop start nature of 1000 Miles to Light
  • Nutrition to fuel each day and ensure recovery for the next
  • The competition of Australia v New Zealand
  • The mental and physical challenges encountered through 10 days of running
  • What's next for Greta

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