Krissy Moehl has 55 ultramarathon wins to her name, and now she’s written a guide to help others on the trail to ultra success.
Moehl has published her first book on the topic Running Your First Ultra, which provides customizable training plans for the burgeoning ultra marathon runner. She’ll be traveling through the Seattle-area as part of her book tour from Dec. 15-17. Speaking dates and locations are:
- 6 p.m. Dec. 15, The Balanced Athlete, 800 N. 10th Place, Renton
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Seven Hills Running Shop, 3139 W. Government Way, Seattle
- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Fleet Feet, 911 Pine St., Seattle
Ultra marathon running is a growing sport. Participation in runs has quadrupled over the last decade. Moehl is at the forefront, running more than 100 ultras over the past 15 years. In 2009, she set the women’s ultra record at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and in 2013 she won the Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji.
Her book is a step-by-step guide to the training of both the mind and the body for ultra running. Running a 100-mile race is no easy feat, so Moehl covers everything from how to choose a race to what to eat to what to expect.
Moehl started her career in 1999 at age 22. She had guidance from men in the sport ranging from the young to old. Her book aims to make it accessible to all: “Every body is different and it’s important to figure out yours,” she says in the introduction.
“Your first ultra has the potential to impact, mold and direct your life from this point forward,” she writes.
Her book is available in both Kindle and Paperback from Amazon.com.