Sandi Nypaver

Ultra-Distance Trail Runners

Birthday: June 28

Current Location: Boulder, Colorado

I remember running for hours with my twin sister as far back as elementary school. Unfortunately I told myself that I wasn’t really a runner until I got the opportunity of a lifetime while I was in college. After a series of unusual events I was selected to be a youth ambassador for the non-profit, Impossible2Possible, where I went on a 10 day trek on Baffin Island. The guides of the trip were all accomplished ultra runners and I was immediately hooked on the sport after hearing their stories. I got back from the trip and signed up for a 100 mile race!

Career Highlights

The Rut 50K – 1st and CR

Member of the World Long Distance Championship Team

Trail Marathon Championship – 2nd at USA

Up Close, and Personal

To me, sport stands for

An opportunity to bring the best out in myself and others.

On a typical training day,

I do: Everything I can possibly fit in while getting enough sleep.

I eat: Love my oatmeal for breakfast!

I wear: Rabbit clothes.

I listen to: Before my run I listen to everything from The Strokes to Macklemore to Beyonce!

I recover by:Sleeping and eating a plant-based diet.

I cross train by: The typical strength work to sled riding!

My idea of an effective training session is

To work on my mindset as much as my body.

The moment when I discovered my athletic potential was

Still discovering my potential!

The three biggest lessons I have learnt so far in my athletic career

1. Embrace the challenge of a bad day as much as a good day .

2. Competition is about bringing out the best in others and myself .

3. I control where I put my focus and there is always something good to focus on.

Before a big race, I tell myself

All I have to do is my best each moment.

The toughest race of my life was

Speedgoat 2013 – Long story, but I ran it during a really rough time and I barely made it to the start line.

The most memorable moment of my sporting career so far

Crossing the finish line of my first 100 miler with my twin sister, Ray.

My training sanctuary is

The San Juan mountains.

My dream starting line is

Even though there are races I’m looking forward to, I actually don’t have one. I appreciate each starting line as it comes.

I nourish my soul with

Animals, nature, books, and spending time with loved ones.

Unived helps me by

RRUNN During Hydration Mix: I love the ease of getting my electrolytes and calories together.

RRUNN Post Recovery Mix: First thing I take after a challenging run to start the recovery process.

I have chosen to associate with Unived because…

I trust the products and it’s a company that aligns with my values.

In 2019, I am setting my sights on

Moab Red Hot 55k – Nine Trails 35 miler

Golden Trail Series – Broken Arrow 50k

My favourite Unived product is…

It’s tough to choose but I’ll go with the RRUNN During hydration mix.

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