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.
COURTNEY DAUWALTER LINKS:
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