近日，我訪問過幾位 V162, CCC, UTMB, PTL 長途賽事嘅完賽跑手，綜合大家嘅見解同經歷，我嘗試總結以下幾點：
• 為咗安全完賽，我會睇住cut-off時間去制定一個schedule。仲有，如果可以的話，我會盡量問下完賽跑手嘅心得 (就好似我依家做緊嘅咁)。
Good physical and mental fitness preparations are important for an entirely new race. Many people say the second half of the race is the real tough case, it’s not just energy depletion but also the mental tiredness. I think it’s important that I could have some preparations for my mind when planning the V162 3-day race.
After a few interviews with some finishers of V162, CCC, UTMB, PTL with couple of questions that I am interviewing in regards to mental readiness of a trail runner. To summarise our interview in bullet point as below:
• We plan to join the race for more than 6 months and committed into a training program at least 5 months before the race. For overseas trail running, we studied the map and elevation and watched all clips from other racers on YouTube. Previous racers’ first-hand experience sharing would benefit on your race preparation.
• In completion of the race, we found some parts are less hostile than we expected but the last 20-30km was payback time. Especially the toughest part in a climb up a glacier moraine slope, it was something we couldn’t train for, in Hong Kong.
• It is tough to keep up your mental fitness when overcoming the challenges during the course, that we should stay on blank-mind and simply focus on the steps in front of you.
• We would make a schedule plan with cut-off times in order to secure the completion of the race. Also, if possible, try to make some interviews with finishers and share with their experience (Just like what I am doing)
I suppose a strong mind and body condition would be needed for such long race, and I wish to enjoy every moment during the course regardless the result of it. Keep smiling 😊
大家可以睇下 Sporti 上年賽後分享條片
Please refer to video from Canetti Chung
我係SporTi 👇🏽👇🏽 if you wish to know more about V162 3-day race
Photo and Text by: Connie , 3-day Ambassador