Bethany Patterson began her operating profession when she took David Horton’s ultramarathon class again in 1999. (Right here’s our interview with the great doc from 2013.) From his class, she realized the place to run, learn how to run, and he supported her all through her upcoming races across the nation. Right here’s an excellent video that reveals her time at Liberty College and the way she’s grown.
After commencement, Bethany had a meteoric rise within the sport which noticed her run and win among the greatest ultramarathons within the nation. She was picked up by the OG Montrail/Pagagonia Extremely staff, and was placing her hyper-competitive drive to good use.
In 2004 Bethany headed to Western States the place she had a DNF brought on by what she described by psychological strain and took a while to replicate.
The subsequent yr, Bethany married and shortly after began a household together with her husband. Now confronted with elevating a household, her coaching modified and he or she’s tailored by the years to roads, treadmills, and utilizing what mother vitality she’s acquired to tear up the paths in Virginia and across the nation
On this interview, we discuss her latest podium at Hellgate, what it’s like operating with frozen eyeballs, her return to Western in 2016, and why she’s assured her greatest years are nonetheless forward of her.
Bethany Patterson Episode Notes:
Right here’s extra on ultramarathon-associated visible impairment and listed here are two URP episodes that element the phenomenon: Courtney Dauwalter and Chuck Radford.
Bethany talked about the interview with Sabrina Stanley for instance of somebody who’s aggressive like she is. Right here it’s.
Right here’s the Gingerbread Stout from Hardy Brewery.
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