Why I Run Ultramarathons [It’s Not What You Think]

 

You might wonder.

WHY?

Why run for 8, 9. 14+ hours?

Why do I do it?

Why does anyone do it?

Let me tell you, it’s not for long-term health.

I spoke to Dr Daniel Amen who advised me not to.

And it’s not just so I can go around telling people I run them.

And I can’t speak for anyone else.

Everyone has their own reasons. And trust me, there are a lot of ultra runners out there.

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Fat Dog 120 - Mavrixx Blog - Brent Seal

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This past weekend, I joined 400 runners at the Fat Dog 120 in Manning Park, British Columbia.

There were 30 mile, 50 mile, 70 mile and 120 mile options + a 120 mile relay.

I was signed up for the 50 mile, but since I had completed a total of 2 training runs in the last ~4 months, I decided to drop to the 30 miler.

*Note: I did a fair bit of unconventional training

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Fat Dog Finish - Mavrixx Blog - Brent Seal

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You might think that the only reason I run ultras is to tell people I run ultras.

I do include these adventures in my speeches and social media posts, but the reasons go much deeper than that.

I share the main reason in this ~1 min video right here…

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Brent Seal

Brent Seal is a Speaker, Trainer and Adventurer and the Founder of Mavrixx. Based in Vancouver, Brent is the creator of The EDGE High Performance Wellness Training Program and the MINDvsMOUNTAIN Adventure Program. Brent is a Co-Creator and Co-Host of the Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit held at Rogers Arena and he's likely Canada's 4th worst ultra-runner.

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