Written by Andre Leonard, MD The race is this Saturday, November 18th at 9am. We have spent the past several months running in preparation and managed to get a weekly average mileage up to 30 miles per week. We did our longest practice run at Carolina Beach State Park on November 4th. We made 5 loops, which was 22.5 miles. The picture is a nighttime photo of SugarLoaf trail at
My overall running strategy is simple: I want to be doing this when I’m 70! With that in mind, slow and steady have been key principles leading into this upcoming ultra. As we have mentioned before, the “16-hour lock in” is essentially a race with yourself, to see how many miles you can run in 16 hours. This training time I have focused on a few things differently
Athlete: Andre Leonard Age: 54 Athlete experience: High school cross country runner, followed by two decades of no formal endurance sports. In late 30s, started running long distances and completed the Battleship Half Marathon, Wrightsville Beach Marathon, Big Sur Marathon. Transitioned to triathlons, and completed first Ironman in 2013, Beach2Battleship, and at this point have completed ten Iron distance triathlons. Why: I like to seek the edge of my personal performance boundaries. I
On November 18th 2023, Jenny Perkins, FNP and I will both participate in our first ultramarathon. We have signed up for the Carolina Beach 16 Hour Lock-In at Carolina Beach State Park. We will camp out Friday night and line up at the start line Saturday at 9am with 28 other competitors. We will run as many loops of the 4.5-mile trail as we can until 1am the following day.
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