I guess I’m an ultra runner now

Ultra runner in the Azores.

Last saturday I did my first race above 50k, the Ultra Blue Island, an Azores Trail Run race! I guess I’m an ultra runner now. The most difficult is not the race, but to prepare for it. Training does not depend only in oneself; it requires support from family, friends, and co-workers. For months they have to put up with early morning runs, lunch time workouts and machiavellian plans when I take the bike to get somewhere, and everyone else drives. I’m grateful to my family and friends and I want to send a big special thank you to coach Mike Ehredt, from Hyland’s Naturals, who guided me, not only in training but also during most of the race!! It was a big big pleasure to run with him!! Next goal: 3 digit race!

Luís Bicudo