Tips for a Multi-day Trail Running Race
This weekend will take place the Rock/Creeck Chattanooga Mountains Stage Race. For three back to back days racers will struggle (or not) to climb a mountain, each day. 22 miles on Lookout Mountain on day one, 18 miles on Raccoon Mountain on day two and the 20 mile on Signal Mountain to close this year’s edition of the multi-day event. Though each of the distances doesn’t go further than a marathon, the race as a whole can be considered an ultra. This is where Kris Whorton, recent winner of the Umstead 100, shares her expertise on a sort of “how-to tackle a multi-day trail running race“. She covers pretty much everything on preparation and recovery pre- and during the race: physical and mental training, pre-race week and each day completion and preparation for the next day.