May 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm #1303019May 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm #1986958
W I S N E R !BPL Member
John V. from our R2R2R was going to attempt a R2R2R2R2R recently but it fell through…
When I first saw your post on this I thought "What the hell is Eugene up to?"May 16, 2013 at 9:01 pm #1986960
Greg MihalikBPL Member
What a gold mine of information.
He did a GREAT job of detailing everything. (except weight loss)
One (among many) amazing numbers is 8800 calories over 68 hours: He did this on 130 calories per hour for intake. 300 calories per hour output, would put him at 20,000. A deficit of 11,200. A mere 3.2 pounds of body fat. By the looks of him, maybe 2% of his weight.
Kudos on an amazing accomplishment.May 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm #1986961
Eugene SmithBPL Member
@eugeneiusLocale: Nuevo Mexico
A sextuple crossing of the Canyon is bananas. As if I needed another reason to return, this only inspires and fuels the flames more. I'm thinking October '13 will be a perfect time for another R2R2R down there.
This is a quote from Ras in a recent interview with Trailrunner Magazine:
"But I am not against fast running. I don’t think it’s wrong. I am as impressed and inspired by and in awe of the elite runners as anyone else, and I respect and admire them. What I take issue with is a culture that worships speed as the only standard by which to judge achievement. It’s time for Trail Culture to democratize running."
This guy is blowing my mind right now.May 16, 2013 at 10:24 pm #1986981
Katharina LångstrumpBPL Member
@kat_pLocale: Pacific Coast
This guy sounds really interesting; so down to earth.
260 pounds five years ago and now this? Wow.May 17, 2013 at 8:24 am #1987030
Art …BPL Member
John V. is still planning on a R-R-R-R-R but has moved it to next spring.
this is the first person I've ever heard John call crazy.
the thing about Ras' effort is that it was so slow anyone as crazy as him could have a decent go at breaking the record … any takers.May 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm #1987692
Ike JutkowitzBPL Member
@ikeLocale: Central Michigan
Loved this and the linked interview. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.May 21, 2013 at 7:40 am #1988276
Mike MBPL Member
very impressive feat, equally impressive was his back to back circumvention of Rainier
he was interviewed recently and I really liked his comment on running ultras- as a back of the packer he said they were like a mullet- all business up front and party at the rear :)
make sure you guys keep me abreast of any possible fall plans
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