Ward Willis

Ward Willis

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Head Trainer

It's Been a Minute

  • Oct 18th, 2019 at 8:29PM

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Hello blog. I've been over banging around in the new app post vacation. Sorry for the lack of communication in this channel.

Here are a few photos from holiday. And....

I've heard from a few folks that want to know how the big run went. The adventure run was awesome-ful. Great friends. Too hot (88 degree F). We went out too fast. That is the trouble with inviting a seasoned ultra runner. The course was incredible - totally DIY designed to include the most hills possible. Shiiit. Much too difficult for my first marathon...especially training at sea level. Alas, I banked 18 of the 26 miles. No pain. I tapped out due to a bad case of the dizzies and nausea. As you might imagine, I came in first place at the post run party.
#jackaintadullboy

Long distance running is rewarding. I trained for 112 straight days. No regrets. Lessons learned. Now....so happy to be back on my bike, or in my hiking boots, in the woods, or grinding in the gym....where I belong!

Song of the Day: Life of Leisure by Washed Out (Full Album) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LbOIG_8GNg

Other photos:

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7 comments

Menno P.Menno P.Kenzai Member
about 2 years ago

Wow Ward, your vacation was running a Marathon?
I like your positive attitude even after you stepped out (if I understand correctly) after 18 miles. You are an example to us; thanks for sharing the experience and pictures!


    John H.John H.Kenzai Member
    Trainerabout 2 years ago

    Great run, Ward! 18 miles of mondo hills is surely equal to a “normal” 26.2 mile marathon any day (if you consider a marathon nirmal)! It sounds like you trained well to do it with no injuries...dizzies was probably from hydration ...did you wear a hydration pack? In hot weather, I can’t go mire rhan a few miles eithout water...I sweat too much. are you going to set your sites on another marathon?


      Brett KuhnertBrett KuhnertKenzai Member
      Trainerabout 2 years ago

      Great reminder that it's about the experience, not checking 26.2 boxes. Well done, man!


        Jason F.Jason F.Kenzai Member
        about 2 years ago

        Bro if you’re not dizzy and nauseous you’re not trying. Well done! Jack seems impressed, not sure if with the run or that righteous beeeeeeer.


          Nate Belle IsleNate Belle IsleKenzai Member
          Trainerabout 2 years ago

          Man sounds like a brutal run! Great job banking those miles man!


            Janet L.Janet L.Kenzai Member
            almost 2 years ago

            Glad you are back to doing what you love best. Chock one up to experience. Glad you celebrated well and enjoyed the vacay!


              Scott H.Scott H.Kenzai Member
              almost 2 years ago

              hi5! ...and a tip-of-the-cap to you.


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