The Queen of Pain Dauwalter Shares Her Secrets for Going Long
WITH COURTNEY DAUWALTER, WHO HAD ONE OF THE MOST LEGENDARY YEARS IN TRAIL-RUNNING HISTORY IN 2023, BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN THE TRIPLE CROWN OF 100-MILE RACES IN A SINGLE SEASON.
LET ME EXPLAIN (1) Comfort is key! I prefer [shorts with] long inseams because I am most comfortable in them. We should all wear the clothes that make us feel our best when we’re out trying hard things. (2) I love any type of route, really, but loops definitely feel like big adventures. Not knowing what’s around each corner or what view you might be rewarded with is exciting. (3) Early mornings feel so simple and peaceful. I love to drink my coffee and watch the sun rise while I plan out my day. (4) Smiling always helps! (5) Staying in the moment, focusing on taking the next step, and repeating a positive mantra are things I try to do during the toughest moments of any run.
posted Saturday November 11th