Ultra: Where A Marathon Is Just A Warmup
Mon, July 29 Noon and 7 PM For some runners, completing a marathon is a lifetime goal. Then there are the ultramarathoners. Running 26.2 miles is just getting started for these people. They enter 50-mile and 100-mile events around the country. And even seek out longer races throughout the world.
We hear from ultramarathoner Jack Pilla on what it takes to train for, run and recover from these extreme events. And Mike Silverman, director of the Vermont 50 Ultra Run (or Mountain Bike), explains how you organize an event for 1,300 athletes crossing 70+ privately owned parcels of land.
Also in the program, the thirtieth summer of the Governor's Institutes of Vermont is winding down. We learn about the intensive summer program for high-achieving teens from Executive Director Karen Tyler Mitchell.
Plus, it’s time for another Summer School lesson. This time we learn how to shuck an oyster from Vergennes Laundry’s Didier Murat.