Ultrabalaton Ultra-marathon – The Aftermath Of A 222 Kilometers Race

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It’s been exactly 11 days since the race. If you don’t read my blog on a daily basis, then I should tell you I’m talking abut the longest ultra-marathon I ever ran: 222 kilometers. In 31 and a half hours. The blisters almost healed. Some of my toenails are still crying, but, overall, they’re much better … Read more Ultrabalaton Ultra-marathon – The Aftermath Of A 222 Kilometers Race

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fifth Marathon

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I’m writing this exactly one week after the race. One week ago, exactly at the same time, my GPS watch battery decided to give up, leaving me to run the last 25 kilometers “in the dark”. That was a key moment. Like the pinnacle of all those “and then something happened” moments. It’s hard to … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fifth Marathon

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fourth Marathon

The first kilometers after I put on my headlamp were rather easy.  But, as I was covering more and more ground, I noticed a significant change in my environment. A subtle shift. The race changed, once again, but this time in a rather positive way. In the beginning I didn’t know how to define it, … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Fourth Marathon

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Third Marathon

I left the second big checkpoint refreshed and eager to run. Unfortunately, the heat was at its peak, it was half past 4PM and the road was melting under my feet. I continued for a few kilometers to “run the shadow, walk the sun” and things seemed to go moderately well. I was making progress. … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Third Marathon

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Second Marathon

When I left the first drop off bag checkpoint I was in the race for 5 hours and 15 minutes. The first marathon was finished in 4 hours and 45 minutes, which was a rather good time, taking into account that I still had 4 marathons to run. Plus a bonus string of 10 km … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Second Marathon

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The First Marathon

We woke up as we planned at 3 AM and we ate. It was a very light breakfast, bananas and some protein bars. And some water. Then we tried to go to sleep again, for the next 2 hours. For some reason, I couldn’t fall asleep again. I stayed wide awake, trying to relax my … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The First Marathon

The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Preparation

I’m writing this 48 hours after the race. I’m already at home and the worst – in terms of physical stress – has passed. I assessed the damage and I’m actively pursuing recovery. Most of the pain has disappeared and there are only some specific, minor moves which are triggering painful reactions. Do I feel … Read more The Story Of My First 220km Race – Ultrabalaton – The Preparation