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Francesca Muccini – Total Champion at Vol State


Francesca Muccini has run—and received–Vol State earlier than however her efficiency this yr on the Lazarus Lake occasion has been known as one of many best multi day performances of all time.

Chart displaying tempo and distance between Francesca Muccini and 2nd place Bob Hearn. (Borrowed from Fb)

On this interview, Francesca–initially from Italy–describes her meticulous coaching on the roads and the health club and the way she centered for a full yr on breaking 4 days to finish the 500km course.

Francesca fought excessive warmth, a hard-charging-though-consistent Bob Hearn and finally excessive delirium, confusion, and hallucinations to chop practically 24 hours off her earlier finest. Described as a “excellent race” by others and one thing resembling Dante’s Inferno with Bob as a “relentless conflict machine” by Francesca, this was the strongest extremely efficiency all yr.

Francesca Muccini and crew
L-R Greg Armstrong, Francesca Muccini, Francesca’s husband Mark

Francesca Muccini Episode Notes:

Make sure you learn this report from her closest competitor Bob Hearn. Bob was additionally on URP and his interview on pacing idea is a should pay attention.

Positively learn this report from Francesca’s crew chief (and course file holder) Greg Armstrong.

Right here’s one other interview with Francesca Muccini from Jason Friedman’s The Ache Cave podcast. Jason was on URP in 2014.

Right here’s the listing of ultramarathon world data for Italy. Toggle away to type by nation, age, distance, and so forth.

Extra on Italian runner Marco Olmo.

Intro music | David Rosales
Outro music | AJ LeGrand

Francesca Muccini
Francesca Muccini

Gear Opinions with Ben

On this episode, Ben spoke about:

Hoka Clifton Edge

Skechers Go Run Razor Plus Hyper (no public information but)

Biolite 700 lumen headlamp. Right here’s a variety of their headlamps. No point out of the 700 lumen but.

Coros Apex 2: Right here’s DCRainmaker’s information and evaluate.



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