Since the age of 14 and running his first marathon, Tim Neckar of Texas has been chasing his running dreams.
Tim has always enjoyed challenging himself and finding that next adventure. After the marathon, it seemed natural to explore the ultra running world once he became aware of it thanks to a few running friends during his college years at Baylor University. This led to his first trail race, a 50 miler back in 1986 where he was looked at like an alien and would DNF after 30-some miles.
Not deterred, Tim would learn what works for him in training and nutrition, and come back to finish this race as well as pursue many more ultra adventures and mountain races as a lowlander.
Recently, Tim won the Rouge Orleans 126.2 mile point-to-point adventure in Louisiana with a finish time of 26:19:50! Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:
- that first marathon at age 14
- 50 miler as Tim’s first trail race
- Tim’s approach to race nutrition and what works for him
- the joy of exploring places few others have been before
- the joy of the challenge, exploring new distances
- memories from recent ultras pulling a sled at 10-below-zero temps
- Tim’s reason for enjoying these winter snow races
- Tim shares how he gets ready for mountain races while living in Houston
- managing the mental low points
- those dream races
- favorite running read
- the 126.2 mile journey at Rouge Orleans
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Resources and Goodies Mentioned
- Rouge Orleans Ultramarathon (2015 results)
- Fiesta Bowl Marathon
- Cross Timbers Trail Run
- Western States 100
- Old Dominion 100
- Badwater 135
- Fat Dog
- Brazil 135
- Running on Empty – by Marshall Ulrich
You can also check out Tim’s site at Runner One.
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Posted on 17 Mar 2015