Why would a professional triathlete decide to take on a Fastest Known Time 5-day challenge of the Long Trail in Vermont? We had Alyssa Godesky on to talk about why she did it and to talk about the challenges she faced. As a professional triathlete and an ultra-marathon runner, Alyssa was no stranger to pain, but the pain of covering 273 miles and over 63,000 feet of elevation is something different.
How did you get your start in athletics?
You race many triathlons and ultra races. How do you train for both of these at the same time and remain competitive?
What is the difference between Ironman and long Ultra on your body?
When did you get to the point about leaving your career to pursue triathlons as a professional athlete?
What did parents and friends think of leaving a good job to go after this dream?
Let’s talk about your latest adventure and your quest for a fastest known time on the Long Trail in Vermont. You just spent 5 days conquering the trail, before we get to the how, let’s star with they why?
How long is the trail?
Why specifically the Long Train in Vermont?
What is the terrain like on the trail?
What is the key to a long effort like this, are you paying attention to heart rate, pace, just how you feel?
How much sleeping did you get?
Anything you did to be prepared for sleep deprivation?
What was the biggest struggle you had on this FKT?
Would you do another one of these again?
You also have your own podcast, IronWomen, what types of guests and topics do you have?
Final Surge 5 questions in under a minute
Favorite endurance/running book? - Pursuit of Endurance
Current trainers you are wearing? - Brooks Ghost 3
Favorite race? - Ironman Wisconsin
Favorite recovery meal or recovery drink? - Rehab 3:1 FTC
Your favorite workout - Hill Repeats
FKT Site - FastestKnownTime.com