In today’s episode I talk to Scott Loughney about an incredible 640 km ultrarunning challenge in the highest mountain range of the world.
Scott together with Ryan Wagner and Upendra Sunuwar successfully linked Katmandu, the capital of Nepal, with Everest Base Camp, a round trip distance of 640km.
We really get down into the weeds with this one about the nuances of training for, and then completing, such a challenge. I hope you like it!
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Highlights of the Podcast with Scott Loughney
01:57 The Mount Everest Mailrun Challenge
07:54 Suffering and Type 1, 2 and 3 adventure
12:10 Hallucinations while pushing the limits of endurance
19:43 In-depth foot care and blister management for ultrarunning
30:37 Risk evaluation and mitigation during the Everest Mailrun Challenge
39:19 Training to handle risks for the project
46:39 Oxygen levels and deprivation while running in the Himalayas
49:35 10 principles for achieving big projects
1:03:40 How to organise the rest of your life around training
1:07:40 How to prevent your body from breaking down and getting injuries
1:10:56 More information and future projects
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