Colorado Races Added to Skyrunning’s #MYSKYRACE Training & Racing Plan

Launched just last month, the International Skyrunning Federation (ISF) created #MYSKYRACE, a unique new project helping trail runners with their training outdoors and planning a future skyrunning races. This project is based on an exclusive algorithm developed from scientific research studies carried out on skyrunners over the years and has recently been further refined.

Forty courses from eighteen countries are available as part of the #MYSKYRACE plan including Colorado’s Barr Trail Mountain Race and Pikes Peak Marathon. See the complete course list here.

To help with your preparation for the Barr Trail Mountain Race or Pikes Peak Marathon you can also explore the course with Google Streetview thanks to our Pikes Peak Trekker project. Some shortcuts to points along the courses below:

What is #MYSKYRACE? Here’s the need to know from ISF:

#MYSKYRACE is a project offering skyrunners of all levels a unique preview of their own potential in a given race – in advance. The personalized information based on biometrics will help you plan your next race, to train on the actual course (travel restrictions permitting), to program your nutrition and get insurance cover in both racing and training.

A number of races have been selected from the ongoing ISF Certified Course list and can be found on the #MYSKYRACE application form. The selected races are all under four hours for the winner with less than 2,500m vertical climb – not too long or technical as little or no training has been possible in many countries under lockdown. As the season progresses, more will be added. Want a race near you to be certified? Race organizers can apply here to get their course certified.

Whether you’re just curious, want to train on a specific course, or for an actual race, #MYSKYRACE will give you all the info you need to set your goals – to know your personalized projected finishing time and the calories required. The plan will also compare your time to the best performance on the course and athletes of other levels, and will confirm your fitness level and body mass index. Course info includes the downloadable GPX file. Additionally, the amount of ascent and descent with their inclines at varying altitudes are listed.

An exclusive algorithm based on scientific research on skyrunners has been further developed to provide personalized information for a specific race course – in advance. With #MYSKYRACE, for the first time ever, you’ll know before you go!

Now is your chance

  • to know your potential on race day – today.
  • to train on the actual course (alone, depending on local restrictions).
  • to plan your nutrition with the exact calories you’ll need.
  • to get accident insurance cover in Europe for racing AND training (not required if you are in the U.S.).
  • to share your results on social media with the #MYSKYRACE graphic.

How much does it cost? To see how #MYSKYRACE works, try out our FREE TRIAL on a sample course first. For just 15 euro (about 17 US dollars) you can get personalized data for three races of your choice from an ongoing list on the entry form.

  • Get your personalized #MYSKYRACE free trial here.
  • #MYSKYRACE courses here.
  • Get accident insurance cover if you are in Europe here. Optional accident insurance for the U.S. is available here.
  • Organizers Course Certification here.
  • Guide for data interpretation here.

The Pikes Peak Marathon; the place where dramatic stories are made.

Tags: ,