Trail Talk with Abby
I had the honor to pace Abby (her trail name) in the Outlaw 100 this year. Her real name is Kathryn Ivey. Trail names are earned. And we talk a bit about how she earned hers.
The Outlaw is one of the toughest 100 mile courses in the Midwest. It’s a 20 mile loop, and runners have 48 hours to complete the 100 miles.
I met Abby through a running group on Facebook when she asked for pacers. Two of us from Kansas volunteered. She had never met either of us until the day we showed up to run with her.
Abby started running as conditioning for mountain climbing in the Himalayas and South America. Trail running has been her focus for now, but the mountains may call her back before long.
Trail Talk is a free-flowing conversation, like heading out with a friend for a run. We cover a lot of ground in this episode. Click the link and listen in for stories from the trail.