Month: March 2015

Reflections on the Peak Ultra and Running 500 miles


by Ultra Runner Michelle Roy

I have 3 DNF’s at the PEAK 500
and they are my proudest accomplishments as an ultra runner.

It is quite possible that many of you will, like I did, fall in love with
this mountain and these trails and PEAK will become your bliss.  I can
promise that each of you that decide to take on the challenge of PEAK,
regardless of the distance,  will find a part of yourself that you never
knew existed.  These are no ordinary trails….you will know what I
speak of when you pass through the labyrinth and the day becomes
evening.   You are on a mountain that holds memories.  A mountain that
has silently witnessed amazing feats from ordinary people.  What will
you take away from your PEAK experience?  I can assure you that you will
be challenged.  You will suffer moments of doubt, maybe even fear, but
whether or not you cross that finish line in the time given or with the
number of loops expected you will have accomplished something great.

I have always said PEAK is about the extra loop. As in life it is about
challenging yourself to take that extra step when you body says “I am
done”.  It is not for a medal or your name listed as a finisher it is
really about finding your inner reserve, tapping into it, and pushing
yourself farther than you ever thought possible.
Welcome to the PEAK family…

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