In a couple days, millions of Americans will kick off their Thanksgiving celebrations with a 5km road race. The “Turkey Trot” has become a tradition across the country. Some take the race seriously while others just do it for fun and family time. Whatever the case, a 5km run can be a challenge. But imagine if you were to finish your 5km race and then do it again, and again, and again….until you had done it 118 times in a row before you were done. As unfathomable as that sounds, Athletic Lab member Jason Ledoyen will be attempting to do just that in the Tarheel Ultra run….a 367 mile (590 km) running journey across the state of North Carolina. You can see the course here. The race starts begins on November 29th in Corova Beach, NC (Virginia state line) and finishes in Calabash, NC (South Carolina state line).
Jason first started at Athletic Lab in preparation for his first 100m race a couple years ago. And now that he has several 100 milers under his belt, he wanted to up the ante. Despite having an 8.5 day window to compete the course, Jason plans to run 60 miles per day for 5 ½ days. You can track Jason’s progress on this amazing journey online HERE. Be sure to wish him good luck if you see him in the final days of his preparation.
I feel confident in my training – successfully mixing a heavy dose of CrossFit with my running. A huge thanks goes to the entire Athletic Lab team for helping me prepare. My strength, stamina, and mental toughness are much improved through working with you. – Jason LeDoyen
Athletic Lab is the premier Sport Performance and Fitness Training center in North Carolina. Located in Cary, in the heart of the Triangle, we offer a variety of services including Sport Performance training for developmental to elite athletes, and Performance Fitness training including Cary CrossFit.