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The Running Beast feeling his best on CurraNZ

on November 25, 2021

This month’s customer of the month is avid ultra-runner Shaun Collins, aka the Running Beast. Shaun is dedicated to running, sometimes all night on some of the challenges he sets himself. Not only does Shaun’s beard look similar to Forrest Gump’s whilst he ran across America, he runs huge distances like him too.

‘I started using Curranz after hearing about it on the The Mikkipedia Podcast and straight away realised how it might be beneficial for me.  I started with one capsule a day and after a few days noticed I had more energy during the day.  I train every day for my ultra running missions, with most of this training during the week being first thing in the morning 5:30am.  This would often leave me feeling a bit flat mid morning so this newfound energy after taking Curranz was awesome and quite noticeable.

But probably the biggest thing I've noticed after taking Curranz is the recovery of my muscles after a big session or mission.  The DOMS of the past are gone or significantly lessened since taking Curranz and after playing a bit with dosage I'm now strategic before and during a long mission run.  For example on a recent run (part of a personal monthly accumulator hill rep challenge run where we run the number of 11km with 620m vert reps to match the month number, I did 10 reps of a local maunga totaling 118km with 7,132m vertical in 20 hrs (as an all nighter), I took two beforehand and then 2 more every 6-8 hrs and then another 2 the next morning after the run before dropping back to the daily single capsule.  Doing this challenge means there is sometime only a couple of weeks between the challenge so a good fast recovery is essential.  I find I have less muscle pain/fatigue and what is there disappears much faster than when I did these sorts of runs previously.  I forgot to have the mid-run dose last month when I did 9 of the reps (I stupidly left them at home ) and I noticed my muscles later in the session (after 12hrs) were much more fatigued than the previous month.  So I made sure I packed them first for this recent month :)  Next month is 11 reps and then in December I'm running a 100 miler event and a week later the finale, the last month of the challenge, so 12 reps (134km with nearly 8000m vert).’

Shaun has his own running event organisation, Lactic Turkey events and blog site - https://www.lacticturkey.co.nz/runningbeast/

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