KHC015 - Courtney Dauwalter
March 29, 2023
Courtney Dauwalter, is considered the world’s best female ultramarathon runner. She might just be the greatest ultrarunner of all time, period. To me, in some ways I see her infectious smile and cheerful personality as a smokescreen, because Courtney’s unrelenting drive to push the limits of human endurance potential in the mountains, belies these fun, welcoming characteristics. Behind the smile and the kindness on a personal level, beats the heart of an absolute and fierce competitor. If Courtney comes off as a lamb, I pity the wolf that hunts her.
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0:01:10 Courtney’s LRS recap
0:02:30 Determined to hit the balloon at 100 yards
0:08:00 An honor to have Courtney on the KHC
0:09:10 Little fanfare behind ultrarunning
0:10:51 Do you hate to lose or love to win?
0:13:20 Moab 240
0:16:00 Prerace goals
0:20:43 Strength and weaknesses
0:25:50 Always room to improve
0:27:50 Setting lofty goals and taking care of yourself
0:31:00 Listening to your body’s signals
0:36:31 Pushing so hard
0:40:09 Courtney’s journey into endurance racing
0:45:19 The progression
0:52:00 Quitting the first 100 miler
0:58:00 Many years of learning
1:00:00 How hard do you push in training
1:03:00 Courtney’s running future
1:05:00 Adventures or races
1:11:20 Positive thoughts translating to performance
1:15:50 Advice to aspiring ultrarunners
1:22:24 Inspiring others to get on the trails
1:25:10 Fueling for the mountains
1:28:23 What do you think about on a 12 hour run?
1:35:28 What am I capable of….
1:40:00 Tahoe 200
1:45:27 The draw of the Colorado Trail