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Kilian Jornet, 2022 UTMB Champion, Interview – iRunFar

In 2022, Kilian Jornet gained UTMB for the fourth time, over a time span that ranges again to 2008. Within the following interview, Kilian talks about how a pre-race COVID-19 prognosis almost stored him from working the race, how the entrance of the race performed out, how essential psychology and technique are in ultrarunning, to what he attributes his longevity, and what’s subsequent for him.

For extra on how this 12 months’s UTMB unfolded, learn our 2022 UTMB outcomes article.

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Kilian Jornet, 2022 UTMB Champion, Interview Transcript

iRunFar: Bryon Powell of iRunFar right here with Kilian Jornet, per week after the 2022 UTMB. Congratulations in your win.

Kilian Jornet: Thanks very a lot.

iRunFar: You had an thrilling week main as much as, or a few weeks even, main as much as this 12 months at UTMB. As sturdy as your summer season season has been, you might have somewhat bother at Sierre-Zinal, together with your legs. Then on Monday, you bought a COVID-19 constructive take a look at. What was going by means of your head the week earlier than the race and the way did you determine to lastly run this 12 months’s UTMB?

Jornet: Yeah, I feel this summer season I had been coaching very properly and the plan was going very properly. After which I used to be seeing, three days earlier than Sierre-Zinal, that my common beat was dropping. And my resting coronary heart price was climbing up. I used to be seeing okay, that may be from the journey on that. I used to be doing a COVID take a look at, and it was detrimental. However at house, Emelie [Forsberg] and my mom had been constructive. I used to be pondering that I will likely be tremendous fortunate if I escape this one.

Then I had type of all of the signs, which signifies that after I was resting, I didn’t really feel something. However when doing a tough day, it was one thing unusual. At Sierre-Zinal, it was the muscle tissue. They weren’t working very properly. Then additionally the beating, it was very, very heavy and ache within the chest. It was, okay. That’s it. I used to be, what’s this? Yeah, I used to be apprehensive, I used to be pondering what, why this occurs? Then a couple of days after Sierre-Zinal it’s, okay, constructive. That’s why most likely these emotions.

Then I perceive okay, now it’s UTMB, what to do first, I simply did at that time. That’s why I wasn’t a lot assembly folks on that. As a result of, first, attempt to not unfold that out. I’m attempting to be remoted. I used to be feeling good. I might go for straightforward runs and really feel nothing. However I used to be apprehensive about pushing too laborious. That feeling the chest and that at Sierre-Zinal. Concerning the muscle, the medical doctors say most likely with COVID, what they see is that the muscle injury is far increased.

I used to be apprehensive about these two issues, however they are saying, yeah, when you don’t have signs, and if no fever or something, it’s not harmful. I used to be trusting them on that. Then I used to be within the race, it was principally to attempt to hold below a sure threshold the place I knew that it was not, I didn’t get affected on the lungs and all that an excessive amount of. As a result of anyway, 100 miles is nice. As a result of when you’ve by no means pushed that arduous. You simply, type of simple working for very, very lengthy.

iRunFar: Sure.

Jornet: However the muscle tissue, yeah, at first it felt okay, muscle tissue are type of destroyed. It will likely be very painful all the way in which and I have to play my energy on the uphills and take very simply all of the downhills.

iRunFar: However on the psychological aspect of issues, there’s additionally a toll there as a result of it’s laborious to be, the entire week you’re deciding, you’re speaking to medical doctors, you’re seeing how your physique feels. What was it like going into such an essential race with that uncertainty? Or did you simply settle for it?

Jornet: Yeah, it’s nothing that you are able to do about it. I knew, okay, that I used to be in good condition. I knew that I used to be good. In order that was not regarding. Then it was extra apprehensive about, how can I really feel after 100 kilometers or one thing like that? Then it was principally okay. I’m simply, if the medical doctors say it’s not harmful, after which I simply go and see how I really feel.

I additionally suppose as a result of I’ve been doing so many races this season, the staff don’t really feel that okay, that’s the aim of the season. It’s one other race. Mentally, it’s essential for me to say, okay, it’s not like that I’m lacking one thing if I can not end the race. It was simply, okay, now I’m in good condition. Usually I’m good at racing, being type of not in good circumstances. I can attempt to discover both a method or on the way in which to run, methods to attempt to stability that, so I used to be a bit relying on that. You by no means can rely on that. However I used to be assured, okay, I’ll see and possibly attempt to mitigate these issues.

I truly entered the race tremendous relaxed, as a result of I used to be, okay, I’ll see. Coaching is completed. I’ve this however I can not do something about it, so simply go on and see the way it goes.

iRunFar: These can virtually be essentially the most enjoyable races, those the place you’ll be able to’t have expectations for. You’re match, however you’ll be able to simply go into it and see what occurs.

Jornet: Yeah, after which I used to be feeling good. That was the factor. Okay, that feels good. It feels simple. So, let’s go. Let’s proceed. Till, when Jim [Walmsley] attacked. Then it was, I used to be okay, ought to I’m going? Or ought to I keep? I used to be attempting to go for one, two minutes. I began to really feel that. I used to be, okay, no, that was a giant mistake. Then it took a very long time to get well from that. I used to be pondering to stop as a result of the muscle will destroy. I used to be, oh, that’s very laborious. It’s perhaps silly, however then it motivated me. Then it was feeling good on the finish.

iRunFar: Let’s rewind somewhat bit. That first 80 kilometers, it began out with a reasonably affordable group. The form of people you’ll anticipate to be there, at virtually an affordable tempo. It wasn’t tremendous beneath course report. I assume you felt fairly good there and, and what was working with Jim for a lot of these first 80 kilometers?

Jornet: Yeah, it was cool. We ran more often than not at the start, all the way in which to Pyramides [Calcaires]. Additionally, with Tom Evans. And it was it was very, very good. And Zach Miller was additionally there. We had been the 4 of us working. Very small discuss, not rather a lot. We had been type of, everybody concentrates on the race. And it’s the evening. It’s worthwhile to look the place you set the toes and all that. However it was good to run with them. After which, within the downhill to Pyramides, Jim and I went a bit in entrance.

iRunFar: Was that you just pushing the tempo or was that Jim?

Jornet: I used to be within the entrance there as a result of the downhill is a little more technical. It feels simpler. Then I used to be simply inside most likely a few seconds to Tom and Zach. Then all the way down to Courmayeur Jim was pushing, so I let him go in entrance. Perhaps it took me, one minute or so to enter Courmayeur. Then we did an extended cease. Eat rather a lot, loosen up. Then within the within the climb to Bertone, I used to be type of pushing. It felt good. We had been having fun with the second. It was a very good day. We really feel we’re simply letting move the kilometers. So not getting drained. Which I imply, it’s what’s a very powerful till Champex-Lac.

Then [I] let him [go] within the downhill to Arnouvaz. He was attacking, type of, he was actually pushing laborious. I used to be stunned, saying okay, it’s nonetheless 80 kilometers to go. It feels a bit early for that transfer. Or he’s tremendous sturdy and tremendous assured. Or I used to be pondering he can explode in a while.

iRunFar: Have been you stunned that he was attacking you on a downhill in any respect?

Jornet: Not likely, as a result of he’s been type of attacking on this place a couple of instances. At that time, I used to be, okay, ought to I attempt to observe him or keep? I used to be, okay, nonetheless an extended approach to go. I don’t wish to push rather a lot. However on the opposite approach, it was, I don’t need him to go too far. Then I attempted to not go together with him however attempt to speed up a bit.

However then is after I began to really feel actually, actually dangerous. Like on the system. And I mentioned okay, now I really want to chill down. I used to be taking place, this subsequent part from Grand Col Ferret all the way in which all the way down to La Fouly, I used to be going at 100 pulse per minute. As a result of I say okay, now I would like to actually get well, to see that the lungs and every thing functioned properly. However then the muscle tissue had been, simply taking place from Grand Col Ferret, the muscle tissue had been type of destroyed, very, very painful.

I used to be pondering, okay, if it’s this painful, I can not end. It’s simply too, too laborious. And it went that approach till Mathieu [Blanchard] handed me. As a result of I feel Jim then, he had 14 minutes or much more, 20 minutes on us.

iRunFar: He regarded good. And also you, frankly, for you, you didn’t look nice at La Fouly.

Jornet: No. I used to be destroyed. The legs damage so, a lot. Yeah.

iRunFar: How is that? I imply, that doesn’t appear frequent for you, to even be contemplating a DNF. You probably did get the bee sting in a single 12 months at UTMB. That’s totally different.

Jornet: Yeah, that’s totally different. Yeah.

iRunFar: What was that like so that you can be questioning your self or questioning persevering with?

Jornet: Nicely, it’s by no means, you don’t know when you misinform your self. It’s okay. It’s robust. After which it’s, you might be right here, to get the motivation to get to the following assist station, I feel it was a little bit of that for me. I’d say okay, I inform that they wish to cease however that’s additionally, okay, go to the following assist station, then I push.

Finally that’s what occurred. That when Mathieu handed me, I say, okay, now I can attempt to run with him to Champex-Lac, and there I’ll see how I really feel. Operating with him it was, okay, that, that feels good. I don’t really feel the chest ache anymore, the chest heaviness anymore. After which the uphill to Champex was, okay, I’m going to my tempo and I’m quicker than him. We’re catching on Jim, and it feels good.

I feel I wanted this lengthy reset, most likely for 2 hours to go very low on the right track.

iRunFar: I’d like to know somewhat bit extra about what that trade with Mathieu is like, as a result of it appears fairly instrumental in your race.

Jornet: Yeah, completely. He was passing me, and I used to be type of clearly jogging downhill, he was working very quick. He handed me and he was, “Oh, Kilian. I’m so sorry.” Like that. “Yeah, that I’m passing you, and you’re feeling that dangerous.” And I used to be, “Come on, it’s a race. You must go. You’re going to crush it.” We simply say that, and we hold persevering with.

Then I say okay, I hold it behind him then. Then I used to be working and I handed him within the within the uphill, after which it was, okay, we’re referring to Jim so let’s work, type of don’t speak about, let’s work collectively. We will catch him and we are able to go. Then I used to be feeling excellent within the uphills. He was working very properly on the downhills. I used to be attempting to push him within the uphills, he was pushing me within the downhills. We had been working collectively that approach.

iRunFar: When did the each of you catch Jim?

Jornet: We catch Jim in the way in which as much as La Giete, that’s after Champex-Lac, in that uphill. He appeared in quite a lot of ache, the legs utterly out of vitality. Yeah, it’s type of laborious. I feel he’s such a gifted runner. I feel it’s simply fixing a bit the technique. It might make such a change as a result of if he didn’t have these sorts of points, which is a giant a part of ultrarunning, to handle all of the vitality ranges. I feel he did an excellent preparation, and he was in excellent form. However yeah, it regarded painful, that final half.

iRunFar: So, you and Mathieu are working collectively from roughly 125 kilometers, perhaps somewhat later, to Vallorcine at 153 kilometers. You began pulling away someplace round Vallorcine. Did you make a definite transfer or what occurred there?

Jornet: Yeah, I go away. Okay, that’s how I’m, within the race I do know that muscle tissue are hurting rather a lot. I do know that I can’t be pushing very laborious for a very long time with how I really feel. Then I used to be seeing on this uphill to Champex, and within the different uphill I used to be feeling that I can go away Mathieu within the uphills. That felt good. And seeing how a lot he was in a position to get well within the downhill. I used to be calculating a bit. Okay, I have to have 4 minutes or no matter within the uphill to have the ability to beat him.

Then I used to be attempting to, the final climb up and down from Trient to Vallorcine, to take it simple, to avoid wasting vitality. Then once we exit Vallorcine assist station, I used to be, okay, now it’s the second to push. I do know it’s perhaps for 45 minutes to 1 hour of pushing after which it’s achieved. The transfer must be right here. I used to be, for the reason that starting, begin to incremental with the tempo all the way in which as much as Col de Montets then all of the climb to Tête aux Vents, attempt to push laborious and to make a giant hole. As a result of I knew that downhill will likely be hurting rather a lot and I didn’t wish to race that downhill.

iRunFar: [laughs]

Jornet: So, it was okay.

iRunFar: You appeared such as you needed to race the uphill. It was enjoyable having the side-by-side or going between the 2 cameras, as a result of not as you thought he was catching you, however you had been trying over your shoulder, most likely pondering, “Do I’ve 300 meters? Do I’ve 400 meters?”

Jornet: It’s laborious as a result of there are such a lot of spectators. You don’t actually know if it’s him or different folks. You’re on a regular basis, okay, attempt to calculate, if he’s there perhaps 30 seconds to 2 minutes, three minutes.

iRunFar: You probably did construct a lead on him out on that climb out of Vallorcine. Was there any level in these final 20 kilometers the place you had been roughly assured that you just had the win? Or did you even consider Mathieu at La Floria with a few kilometers to go?

Jornet: Within the climb, at the start, I didn’t understand how far he was. However when in Tête aux Vents, and all the way in which to La Flégère, the lead I feel was below eight minutes. Then I used to be fairly assured. If nothing occurs, it’s fairly safe. However I didn’t understand how the muscle tissue will react. I used to be pondering, okay, I can not loosen up. I would like to actually type of work the downhill. In all probability don’t want to provide every thing and attempt to break extra the muscle tissue on that. However I have to run fast. I have to not have any drawback. And I knew that he was going to simply go for it. And he did, the final kilometers he did had been wonderful.

iRunFar: Yeah. Did you, you recognize, so that you broke each the course report with Pyramides Calcaires. And the general report earlier than they added that to the course. What are your ideas on working such a tremendous time?

Jornet: Nicely, circumstances had been excellent. To begin with, evening was simply good. It was dry. It was not chilly, not tremendous scorching. That’s a giant a part of it. After which it was a very good area. Within the begin, you see quite a lot of quick guys. The tempo was not loopy, however quick. After which I feel combating with Mathieu, we had been pushing one another.

I feel in these lengthy races when data occur it’s as a result of all these circumstances would really feel. Yeah, it’s nothing that I feel earlier than the race or in the course of the race even. If you wish to do a very good place, you wish to win the race. After which when you break the report, it’s a plus. However I feel it’s tough to …

iRunFar: It’s comparable, you’re pondering that you just’re setting a nine-minute report on the Zegama Marathon this 12 months. It was circumstances, you recognize.

Jornet: Yeah, it was circumstances. Yeah.

iRunFar: Yeah. But additionally at UTMB, it’s so lengthy, having the rivals push the tempo, push you I imply.

Jornet: That makes it even more durable.

iRunFar: You recognize, Jim was working quick, as you recognize, after Pyramides, Arnouvaz. You and Mathieu, having somebody to chase.

Jornet: It makes a giant distinction. You probably have this and you then encourage one another, you’re going to run quick.

iRunFar: You’ve had different difficult races, whether or not it’s dislocating your shoulder on the Hardrock 100 or no matter. However doubting your self in the course of the race and having COVID earlier than the race, does that make having a profitable run, no matter that’s, extra particular?

Jornet: I feel so. This to me was one of many hardest races I’ve achieved due to that. I used to be feeling shit from kilometer one to the final one. It was not any type of, oh, I really feel good throughout this time. It was very hurtful. I have to work each bodily and mentally throughout all of the race, which make very laborious.

Then I’m actually pleased about this season. The primary aim was to say, okay, I wish to carry out briefly and in lengthy. ‘m pleased that the plan that I did with the coaching, it labored properly. On the finish to say okay, that that may be perhaps a base to, if you wish to do quick and lengthy, right here’s the right way to do it.

And to find a way, as a result of the times earlier than, the staff is, okay, yeah, perhaps, perhaps I shouldn’t begin if I’m not 100% on that supply. However come on, the aim of the season was to see if I can do lengthy and quick, it doesn’t matter the results of them. But when I show that I can do a very good race at UTMB it doesn’t matter the place. That will be the aim of the season, is to see, okay, yeah. It was doable to come back again from Sierre-Zinal to UTMB and do a very good, good race.

iRunFar: That may very well be third place and a very good time.

Jornet: Or 5 or no matter. Yeah, that was the aim, and that’s why I’m most proud this season.

iRunFar: I feel you’ve confirmed your speculation there. You possibly can prepare for each lengthy and quick races and have success. It very a lot looks as if you’re a pupil of the game, of all athletic sports activities. The historical past, method, the science of coaching, however what have you ever studied or discovered in regards to the psychological side and technique each in your self and externally? Is that one thing you’ve researched and thought of?

Jornet: Yeah, it’s tremendous fascinating. At UTMB after La Fouly, I used to be doing okay. My thoughts was, okay, that’s horrible, feeling so dangerous. It was all detrimental ideas. I wish to cease. I’ll cease. Simply detrimental ideas on a regular basis, so you might be slowing down as a result of you aren’t combating anymore.

Then how a small factor, okay, like when Mathieu handed, I attempted to maintain with him. How this will change. It’s, okay, I’m in race mode once more. I’m pushing laborious. That’s so fascinating. How the inertia of the ideas can drive you to 1 place or one other. How can we modify that? I feel that’s very fascinating to make use of in races, to have the ability to calm your self or to have the ability to fireplace your self.

It’s most likely impartial working. It’s the place it has essentially the most impression as a result of you’ll have up and downs throughout a race. You’ll very not often really feel good on a regular basis. However how to have the ability to know that, okay, I’m in a low second, however that doesn’t imply that I will likely be in a excessive second after. To check that, I feel it’s tremendous fascinating.

I feel totally different folks will want totally different inputs for altering that. That some folks will want, type of a combat. Some folks will want extra leisure. However to search out what’s the factor that may change your temper. I feel that’s very fascinating. It’s very key.

iRunFar: You noticed that within the second with Mathieu. You discovered that or bolstered that lesson. However do you do research that or take into account that exterior of racing, like if you’re if you’re house in Norway, otherwise you do learn books on the psychological points of working or of sport? Or simply, you recognize, take into account that in any respect?

Jornet: Yeah, I’ve been studying quite a lot of psychology and type of all of the sports activities science, but additionally attempt to put in apply. I feel one of the best faculty for that’s getting into. As a result of, okay, you might be working UTMB, you’ll end it. Okay, yeah. You possibly can cease and hitchhike within the worst case. In the event you move out, in half-hour, or 20, somebody will decide you up. You place that in perspective when you find yourself in excessive mountains, okay, I’m having an issue. That signifies that it may be an avalanche state of affairs. It may be a crevasse state of affairs. It may be a mind edema or no matter it’s. You might be up there, you might be alone, you might have …

iRunFar: Consequence.

Jornet: In the event you abandon, when you say, okay, you cease combating, then you’ll die. It’s how you utilize this, okay, I wish to hold combating, I wish to hold pushing, as a result of it’s survival. It’s how I feel that you just actually see the mechanisms of all that. After which attempt to apply that to ultrarunning. Which I don’t imply folks have to go to those conditions, okay, I’m going to die and put your self there to achieve success or not.

iRunFar: Thanks for clarifying that, Kilian. [laughs]

Jornet: Yeah. However most likely, for me, the knowledges that I’ve discovered there, hopefully I can move to folks to see this change, in order that they don’t have to go to those conditions to have the ability to change from cease combating to combating.

iRunFar: Cool. You consider that internally, about that psychology. Do you additionally suppose the identical? You had been saying somewhat bit earlier within the interview about how, out of your expertise, you’ll be able to have technique in the right way to race your rivals isn’t just who’s the fittest on the day. Like, there’s a little bit of gamesmanship, or would you agree and the way does that give you the results you want?

Jornet: Yeah. Competitors is to complete first, it’s a sport on that. You then see okay, who’s the fittest. After all, that issues rather a lot, the bodily health. It’s a giant, large a part of the sport. It’s not somebody that won’t be match and tremendous sturdy mentally that can win a race. That’s not going to occur. However with folks that’s in an identical health degree, it’s who’s taking part in finest playing cards, that involves technique. It involves the psychological side.

Then you’ll be able to play. In the event you research, how are the runners? What are their strengths and their weaknesses? If I’m each bodily and technically.

With Mathieu, I haven’t run with him earlier than. I used to be in these three final uphills, I’ll say okay, I perceive a bit right here. Seeing the uphills, if I push, how he’s going within the downhill, so how he’s going mentally, how he’s doing it. And I see, okay, I do know that he was very sturdy mentally, he was very sturdy downhill. So, I have to play the playing cards on the uphill.

With Jim, I knew him a bit extra. I knew that, okay, if he goes, I don’t wish to take these as a strain or one thing. I wish to let him go and see how he’s going. I do know that they’ll end sturdy race. So to not play this. If he was accelerating, for taking 30 seconds in size, I feel, okay, I don’t wish to enter right here.

To know, the opposite runners, to understand how you, what are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? And play with all that, that’s a part of the of the sport.

iRunFar: Do you play with your self? I imply, you’re observing Mathieu. Do you ever change what you’re doing in order that the opposite athletes understand you otherwise? Whether or not that’s reducing your coronary heart price whilst you’re making a transfer previous them? Or simply ready there and a flower and taking an image in order that they catch as much as you? Do you ever play that form of sport?

Jornet: Yeah. Not rather a lot right here in UTMB. As a result of I used to be feeling very dangerous. I might not likely cover something. However in lots of races, when you find yourself speaking with the opposite, you might be, oh, that’s very good. Like, it’s pleasant right here. It appears wonderful. You’re, [breathing hard], it’s so laborious. You attempt to all the time look more energizing to the others, or attempt to do strikes. Saying, okay, I’m feeling recent. I’m feeling sturdy. Run uphill with extra motion. That’s a very good a part of the techniques, too.

iRunFar: One actually spectacular factor, with all of your working, clearly, your instances and your wins, however is your longevity. You’ve now gained UTMB over a span of 14 years. In the event you have a look at your skyrunning and different racing earlier than that, it’s even longer. It’s not simply youth. As a result of there’s different individuals who’ve carried out very properly at, you recognize, late teenagers or early twenties. Like how, each mentally and bodily, how do you suppose you’ve been in a position to carry out at that very highest degree for therefore lengthy?

Jornet: I feel bodily, I’ve been fortunate. I’m not solely fortunate, but additionally very, very delicate to the type of coaching that works properly for me. As a result of each particular person can have a special physiology, totally different genetics. Some folks will be capable to prepare extra on quantity, some extra depth, some extra on one variety or one other. Being very delicate to that, it made my profession longer, bodily, that I might be capable to carry out.

Really, the 2 instances I’ve been injured or I didn’t really feel good, one time after I was 16 or 17, after I began to coach on my own, that I used to be with a coach, after which I modified to a different coach. He needed me to do extra classical athletics coaching with this depth all around the session. It didn’t really feel good on me. I say, okay, I don’t wish to work with you. I wish to attempt myself. Since then, it’s been working properly, as a result of I feel to the place I could make diversifications and the place I really feel dangerous, I get injured or that, I’m not doing that.

Then two years in the past, after I was doing a bit extra street. I additionally get again to do these extra velocity work. I used to be very sturdy, however I get injured. I used to be worse in the course of the 12 months. It was these instances the place I wasn’t delicate to what the diversifications of the coaching had been giving me. I feel that’s essential for the longevity in the case of the bodily.

Then mentally, I simply love coaching. I simply like to be out. I simply like to within the mountains. I can take away racing, that’s no drawback. However coaching, simply being out, that’s one thing that’s a part of me. In the event you like it, it’s simpler to try to to search out the place and the context the place you reside, the place you might be surrounded, that retains that.

iRunFar: You’re recovering this week and also you went out with Jon Albon and did a, I don’t know what number of hours, however you might be out within the mountains on a what everybody else would take into account a giant day, low depth. However I might guess that’s not the perfect restoration plan, that’s what you like to do. Right?

Jornet: Yeah. Then it provides you excellent mentally. Particularly in Norway. All this summer season it’s been raining every single day. We’ve like 5 days of solar since, I don’t know, March. So now it’s solar, so now we wish to be out.

iRunFar: Yeah. What’s, what’s subsequent? Whether or not it’s for this season, do you might have something left for this season? Or are you going to simply get pleasure from?

Jornet: Yeah. I didn’t plan something as a result of I needed to simply end that after which see how it’s. I feel I’ll simply do some native races right here in Norway as a result of it’s enjoyable and it’s a very good degree to maintain on, it is going to be enjoyable.

However principally I similar to to be coaching and to not take into consideration touring or large races. However simply to coach and luxuriate in. We’ll see how the climate is, the totally different initiatives right here and issues like that. However principally very native and informal.

iRunFar: What do you might have left that you just wish to do? Subsequent season you now might run the Western States 100 in order for you. You could have a Golden Ticket. You can return to UTMB. I imply, numerous the opposite races you’ll be able to simply get in everytime you need. What excites you for subsequent 12 months?

Jornet: I feel that can not be achieved the week after a race. I feel I wish to take a bit, two extra weeks to take a seat down and suppose what actually motivates me. However I wish to do just one worldwide journey to attempt to hold low my carbon footprint. In order that signifies that if I’m going to an expedition then I’ll most likely not go to race within the U.S. I’ll say, I wish to go to Himalayas so perhaps it is going to be that. Or we have to discuss with additionally Emelie, what she desires to do and see all that. However most likely I wish to do some mountaineering, whether or not it’s within the Himalayas or right here. Then some races. Not quite a lot of races, say perhaps one, two.

iRunFar: However it may very well be Zegama. Or so if you say worldwide journey you imply intercontinental.

Jornet: Yeah, intercontinental. Yeah, so perhaps one or two races to Europe. Then perhaps one expedition or one race intercontinental. Yeah.

iRunFar: Congratulations in your nice race at UTMB and your nice season, and better of luck subsequent 12 months.

Jornet: Thanks very a lot.



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