Nicky first came on the Tough Girl Podcast in 2018 where she shared more about her early running career and completing the Double Ramsay Round and becoming the fastest women to do so!
Nicky held the women's records for all three Rounds simultaneously until 2016, and is the holder of the overall record for the double Bob Graham Round and the only person ever to complete doubles of the other two Rounds.
Nicky is passionate about running and during this episodes she shares more about her training and preparation, running the perfect race, as well as touching on nutrition, dealing with mind games and participating in the Barkley Marathon in 2019.
Find out more about Nicky from our first interview - https://www.toughgirlchallenges.com/single-post/Nicky-Spinks
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Her passion for running
Ultra Tour Monta Rosa 2018
When a race goes to plan
Deciding to go faster at the half way point
Eating while running
Not trying new foods anymore!
Using poles on climbs
Planning for the perfect race
The Barkley Marathon 2019
The hoops you have to jump through to enter the race
The mind games….
The preparation for the Barkley
Doing research on the race
Keeping everything the same
Not knowing what time the race would start
Not being able to switch your mind off
Not knowing what time it is day or night
No Spot trackers!
Why you are racing the clock and not other people
Taking us back to the start line
Making the decision to drop out of the race
Reflecting back on the race
Dealing with brain fog and when your brain isn’t working
Planning to do the Barkley again
Writing an essay…
Doing the Double Paddy Buckley Round 2019
Running with other people
Advice for doing the Double Paddy
Quick Fire Questions
Website - http://www.runbg.co.uk/
Watch Last Woman Standing - Barkley Marathon 2019
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