At the end of 2014 I started mountain running. At that time I set up a challenge: 80 km ultramarathon in just 8 months. First I had to buy the shoes. If you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, you might never start! First steps in running. Just go! This is my training process. Starting from zero experience in running. Slowly getting faster and lighter… I had some knee issues in the beginning, this explains the bandages. This is my grandma’s dog which is not use to running at all. Simulates a need for a toilet in order to take a break. Lesson of the day: don’t take on a run a dog that is not use to running. When the first dog get exhausted, take another one. Unfortunately my grandma has only two dogs. With the time I decided I wanna look like an ultramarathoner. I checked on internet. Many of them had beard and a cool t-shirt. I had to grow a beard… …but it didn’t really work 🙁 So, this was how my training process looked like. The time for the truth has come! Is ultra race possible after 8 months preparation? Now I have something like a beard. I also have a t-shirt from a race on which I never ran. I simply signed up for a race, took the t-shirt and didn’t run. This was the weather condition before the race. Due to thunderstorm the race was postponed with 6 hours. We had a sleepless night and our motivation went down. …until this moment! Very powerful and emotional start of the race! May the adventure start! After this refreshing point the weather turned really bad. Thunderstorm and heavy rain for hours. Many people gave up. Others had to be rescued. This is the same place, but on the way back. I decided to quit. But after two hours break I changed my mind. The people on the check-point took a good care of us. I was really close to hypothermia. Now I have 30 km left. I feel very bad and cold. I feel like if I take the survival foil out, I will die. I’m very close to the finish line! I have no idea what’s the time. My phone got wet and died. И така, сдобих се с нова тениска и с медал дори! I got a new t-shirt, even a medal! И е време за ретроспекции.
And it’s time for retrospection С две думи, като изживяване беше страхотно!
It was amazing experience! Искам да благодаря на организаторите за перфектната организация! I want to thank the organizers for being so professional! Във всеки един момент всичко беше изпипано до най-малкия детайл. Дори и през нощта да останах сам, никога не се почувствах в опасност, защото по всяко време можех да се обадя и да получа помощ. Искам специално да благодаря на едно момиче от пункт Бяла Черква, което като ме видя колко съм жалък, ми даде дрехата си за да се стопля. За тези, които искат да опитат, искам дажа да не ме гледат мене, защото аз съм аматьор. For those who want to do the same thing I did, I have to warn them. Don’t look at me, I’m just an amateur. С това видео просто споделям личния си опит за това как от нулата, в рамките на 8 месеца успях да завърша ултрамаратон. With this video I only share my experience about how from zero I got ready for an ultra marathon in 8 months. Всички участници на тазгодишното издание мисля, че трябва да казваме, че сме участвали през 2015-та. Защото тази година нещата ми се струва, че са по-различни от предходните а именно заради усложнената обстановка от лошото време. Ами, това е засега, надявам се да се видим догодина на Персенк! This is all for now, I hope to see you next year on Persenk ultra!