Some Background Information…

Greetings! My name is Katie Graff. I am a passionate and enthusiastic ultrarunner that loves going on excursions, testing my limitations, connecting with others, and seeking out opportunities for growth. I have been running for the past 18 years. I ran competitively in high school and college for eight years. I started competing in ultramarathons about 2.5 years ago and have experienced a tremendous amount of growth in such a short period of time. I have enjoyed competing in races ranging from a 50K up to a 200-miler. To help satisfy some of my curiosities, I have also dipped my toes in some timed events and have completed a couple of 6-hour events as well as a 24-hour. I seem to have an insatiable appetite for growth, changes, challenges, and connections.

I am currently in the process of training for the Triple Crown of 200’s and will be running the following races:

Bigfoot 200: 8/11/17-8/15/17

Tahoe 200: 9/8/17-9/12/17

Moab 200: 10/13/17-10/17/17

I have discovered that there is a limited amount of information about training for a 200-miler. I created this blog to not only help others by sharing some of my race reports/experiences, but also to blog about the training and recovery process. I am admittedly unsure of how I will recover during the three weeks between each race. I am looking forward to writing about it and learning what is effective/ineffective. I am also open to other comments, suggestions, and questions!

Over the years, I have learned how to integrate my passions for running and helping others. Approximately three years ago, I started volunteering with a running organization, Back On My Feet. It is a non-profit program that helps out the homeless population by providing an incredible amount of support, employment/housing opportunities, running gear, and racing opportunities. I have met some of the most resilient and positive people through this program. While I love running with the group, I am excited to give back in other ways. If you are interested in learning more about the program, volunteering and/or donating some funds, please check out my Go Fund me page below. All proceeds go to Back on My Feet!