Jared Fetterolf, Zensah Athlete, is a competitive Ultra Runner. He has competed in Ultra marathons across the globe and has recently been crowned the Badwater Ultra Cup champion for 2016, with the lowest combined finish time of the Badwater Cape Fear, Salton Sea and Death Valley 135! We caught up with Jared after his recent finish of the Badwater 135 to ask him a couple of questions:
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Zensah®, the premium athletic apparel brand, announced today that several athletes including Garrett Huyler, Norris Frederick, and Jarret Eaton will represent Zensah® at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Track and Field at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, OR taking place from July 1-10.
To qualify for the Olympic Trials is an incredible feat in and of itself. More incredible than that is the fact that once you qualify you must somehow find that extra-gear to train harder and push yourself even farther than before. Simply incredible. We were able to ask Andrea some questions about how she has prepared for the 2016 Marathon Trials:
Preparing For The Olympic Trials – Andrea Duke
How are you preparing for it?
Workouts have been pretty intense, pushing the limits in at least 2 workouts a week. I took the summer to train for shorter races, working on speed and getting the leg turnover to sharpen up, knowing I wanted to improve my speed for the Trials. That helped build my confidence for workouts and race day, knowing I was improving. The big challenge for me was the mental training, as I run with my emotions on the front of my brain, so it was important for me to stay positive and have perspective in the build-up to Los Angeles.
What got you started: I went out for track in junior high because everyone told me I should; I spent years running around on a soccer field. That turned into an instant love, I continued as a track athlete in high school and into college. After college I got pretty sick and spent some time in the hospital; when I was finally on the upswing I started walking and then running to get stronger again. That turned into my first 5k, then 10k, half marathon, and eventually my first marathon. Here we are 50+ 5k’s, 20+ Half Marathon’s, and 10+ marathons later—talk about a snowball effect.
What got you started: In 2010, a friend saw an appealing ad from an upstart company called Tough Mudder. They use a slogan that played perfectly to our insanity: “The toughest event on the planet.” My friend had completed 4 Iron Man competitions in addition to doing the Alcatraz swim. He knew all about my military background and asked if I would do it with him. I became hooked immediately.