Leo Lesperance with Coach Don Reichelt on right
A little more than a week ago, I ran my first Ultra. Antelope Canyon 50 mile. I know there will be many more. I had such a great day. I showed up at the start more prepared than I have been for anything else in a very long time thanks to this fantastic community that I belong to of ultrarunners, and even more so to my friend and coach, Don Reichelt. Because of Don, I got to show up at the starting line not only confident that I would finish, but that I would finish strong. I am so grateful and honored to have such an asset. And couldn't have done it without him.
If you want to run an Ultra, get involved in this community. If you want to run it like I did, 31st overall of 205 for my first 50 mile (10:34.12), find a coach, take advantage of their knowledge, experience, and planning.