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Hail, Hallucinations, and Mountain Single-track at the Fatdog 120 – Our Chat with Jorge Rasillo


Texas lowlander, Jorge Rasillo, loves the mountains.

This enjoyment of elevated nature led to a 120 mile point-2-point adventure this past August through the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, Canada called the Fatdog 120. Jorge finished this scamper in 44:27:31 where he would explore running beyond 100 miles and try to function after 24 straight hours of single-track movement without sleep. Both new experiences that would become in-the-race training to see how his body and mind would respond.

Hiking along a dangerous mountain ridge with both eyes closed.

Yep, that happened.

Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:

  • Jorge shares his background in running and participating in the Austin distance challenge
  • memories from that first and only road marathon so far
  • exploring the trails with the Georgetown Trail Runners
  • the tough lesson and fun at his first trail race – The Maze
  • Jorge shares why he enjoys running ultra distances
  • memories from that first 50M at Huntsville State Park
  • how a coach has helped improve his trail running experience
  • running two 100s in 2013, plus lessons learned
  • favorite local (Austin) trail
  • Jorge shares the new workouts added in training to help prepare for the Fatdog 120 mountain terrain
  • how trail running fits in his life today
  • a couple favorite run/adventure reads
  • the Fatdog 120 adventure

(Credit: Mountain Madness Trail Running Races and Clinics /

Credit: Mountain Madness Trail Running Races and Clinics

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Resources and Goodies Mentioned


Favorite Local Trail (Austin)

Sports Nutrition

  • Tailwind – A carbohydrate powder for athletes

Running/Adventure Reads

Training Gear

Related Podcast(s)

Jorge’s Trail Run Coach

How to connect with Jorge

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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