Internet findings

These days when my brainpower is all but used up to focus on swim/bike/run, you’ll have to excuse my lack of and abbreviated blogging. But, I stumbled across this on the interwebs the other day and wanted to share. This flyer from the US Forest Service circa 1946 has some advice for hikers when they are lost in the woods. As I was reading through this, I noted how poignant the opening paragraphs are for the endurance athlete as well. Take a look for yourself.


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Note: The rules which are listed after the paragraphs I outlined are great for being lost in the woods – but not so great for endurance competitions. Except the part about not quitting. That part is true.

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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