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Hi I’m Chris! I love running. Especially trails. This will be my second Endurrun Ultimate. Before that I did Endurrun Sport once, and have participated in several stages as a guest over the years. It is my favourite week of the year! I am looking forward to running and eating great food with everyone!

We were super happy to see Chris Ladubec squeak into the Ultimate less than a week before it starts!

What are your ENDURrun 2019 stories? I didn’t think I was going to be able to sign up for Endurrun Ultimate this year, but thanks to the support of my wonderful wife Robi, I was able to sign up. It would be nice to beat my time from last year, but realistically I will be happy with a finish.

What are you most looking forward to about ENDURrun 2019? The entire 8 days!!

What are you nervous about, if anything? I rolled my ankle at the end of July, I hope it holds up.

Can you share any details of your training? Like last year I didn’t specifically train for this event, but will again attempt to rely on whatever fitness is left from my last race. I attempted the Sulphur Springs 100 miler this year at the end of May. I ran 140 km, but was too slow for the final 20 km. I wasn’t fast enough for all the mud and the 30 hour cutoff. Since then I have been mostly trying to recover, while working a bit on getting faster. I have mostly been recovering with short runs and maybe 20-50 km a week. I have also been lifting weights about once a week. I only found out that running Endurrun this year was possible for me at the beginning of August.

What is your runner profile? I have been running for about 10 years now. I started to help me quit smoking cigarettes. My weeks are inconsistent, some I don’t run at all, and my peak weeks in training are about 80-100 km. I run about 1400 km a year. Over the last few years I have run many marathons and ultras (slowly). I prefer trails, but run on all surfaces.