Beth Cardelli – World Champs Prep

c0d85d41-662d-4d67-b449-356397419501Time to meet the next runner in your Skyrunning ANZ World Championship team. Beth Cardelli may appear small and quiet but get her on the trails and she packs one hell of a punch when to comes to running in the mountains. Beth took out the 2015 Skyrunning series, finished 2nd at the Buffalo Stampede Sky Ultra and won the Hounslow Classic Sky Ultra amongst a swag of other amazing results. Now running for Team Lasportiva/Ultimate Direction and with a burning desire to conquer the big mountains of Europe Beth is set to make a massive impact at the race in July. Beth is racing the Ultra distance and here are her thoughts.

Skyrunning ANZ: What (special thing) have you done over the last few months to get ready for the world champs.

Beth: Leading up to the Skyrunning World Championship I’ve set regular weekly goals that I can attain. These goals might be a certain amount of kilometres, or elevation gain. As these short term goals all accumulate, they will hopefully help me reach my main goal.

Skyrunning ANZ: Representing the country, what does it mean to you?

Beth: This is my first time representing Australia, ever. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be part of the team and am looking forward to the experience.

Skyrunning ANZ: If you could give one tip a new runner looking to one day be standing in your shoes what would it be?

Beth: Set realistic personal goals and enjoy the process of pursuing them, it’s just as much about the journey as the destination.

Skyrunning ANZ: When times get tough in training and racing what is your “secret” to keep pushing or go faster.

Beth: I don’t look for excuses, but instead I focus on what I can do rather than what is going wrong.

Skyrunning ANZ: If you could run any trail or race in the world which would it be and why?

Beth: I enjoy the experience that running on trails gives me, so as long as I’m on a trail then I am content that’s the main thing for me.

Beth’s usual training week in the build up to the race looks like this: (take note multiple runs per day, Beth follows a high volume program)

Monday: Early morning run before work.
Mid-day run with dogs.
Evening run with dogs.

Tuesday: Short run during my lunch break.
Evening run with dogs.

Wednesday: Early morning run before work.
Mid-day run with dogs.
Evening run with dogs.

Thursday: Short run during my lunch break.
Evening run with dogs.

Friday: Early morning run before work.
Mid-day run with dogs.
Evening run with dogs.

Saturday: Long morning run.
Afternoon run with dogs.

Sunday: Morning run.
Afternoon run with dogs.