Last weekend, ultrarunner mountain biker Rob Krar finished 14th in the competitive Leadville Trail 100 MTB race in 7:08:27. Since he was already in Leadville, he decided to doubleback and toe the line at the Leadville Trail 100 Run just one week later.
While relatively new to the competitive mountain biking scene, Rob is a veteran ultrarunner and even has a Leadville Trail 100 Run title to his name from 2014. During his downtime between races, we caught up with Rob to find out how he’s switching gears from two wheels to two feet.
On Saturday, you rode 100 grueling miles. Did you get out for a run the next day?
The difference between the impact of riding 100 miles versus running 100 miles on the body is dramatic. I’ll be broken and hobbling for days after a 100 run, but aside from feeling extremely fatigued, my body feels fantastic after the Leadville ride! If I hadn’t been hoping to race a week after the ride, I probably would have taken the Sunday off, but I hit a slow and easy recovery run instead.