Catra Corbett

After all that you accomplished, what drives you to continue running?

The challenge and the beauty in the wilderness and places I travel. I love the trails and setting goals for new adventures.

How do you motivate yourself on days when you don't feel like running?

I roll over in bed and look at my dog TruMan. He's not going to be here forever and frankly neither am I. So we need to seek as many adventures together as possible. When I don't run with him on my really long runs, I save a few miles for him when I get home. So I look forward to that on my 20 to 40 mile training runs; just knowing he's waiting to run a few with me.

On average, how many times and miles do you run a month?

I run every day and have been running every day since November 9th 2011. I run 80 to 120 miles a week totaling 400 plus miles a month.

What does your weight training consist of and which exercise do you feel helps your running the most?

I lift weights in the gym. Weighted squats, push ups, pull ups, sit-ups, burpees, box-jumps, and kettle bells. I mix up a lot of different exercises in the gym. It's all CrossFit inspired workouts. Anything to keep the core strong will help prevent injuries.

What's the weirdest or funniest thing that ever happened to you while running?

I'm always finding cow skulls. I did see a girl performing oral sex on her boyfriend. They were not expecting me to come around the corner. I've stumbled on a naked guy sun bathing below a peak as well.

What are your favorite types of fuel for running and why?

Coconut water & water melon juice, because they are both super hydrating.


What's your favorite cheat food & drink?

I'm a vegan and mostly raw. I eat healthy so I don't have one.


Were you always a vegan runner or did you switch later on?

Yes. I was a vegan before I became a runner.


Do you feel being a vegan has impacted your training and performance? If so, in what ways?

I've always been this way so I can't compare but I think eating clean makes a difference.


Do you like ice baths? Why or why not?

Nope. Hot Epsom baths work better for me. I've tried both.


What's the most important tip you like to give new runners?

Have fun and enjoy the adventure.


What is your favorite running accomplishment so far?

Getting the Yo Yo record on the John Muir trail; 424 miles in 12 days, 4 hours and 57 minutes.


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