Abby Hall is an ultrarunner and graphic designer from Boulder, CO. This past summer Abby tackled the 220 mile John Muir Trail (Nuumu Poyo) in California in unsupported fashion. And in the year of the FKT, I think Abby’s JMT speed record attempt was maybe the one I found the most inspiring. And it was inspiring not only because of Abby’s proud solo style on the trail but also how she told the story of the history of the trail and paid respects to that heritage both in her attempt and on social media.
We talk about that here in this episode along with Abby’s background, her previous failed attempt on the route, why she chose to go unsupported this time, the details of her approach as it relates to pacing, gear, and sleep on such a long push, her dramatic finish amid the smoke of a terrible nearby wildfire, and much more.