Sandi Nypaver

Unived Elite Athlete Trail Runner Sandi Nypaver

Sandi Nypaver

Ultra-Distance Trail Runners

Career Highlights

  • Endurance Race Series 10K: 2019 – 1st Place
  • Moab Red Hot 55K: 2019 – 1st Place
  • The Rut 50K – 1st and CR
  • Member of the World Long Distance Championship Team
  • Trail Marathon Championship – 2nd at USA

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!

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.

Vegan Trail Runner Sandi Nypaver and Unived Elite Athlete

I nourish my soul with…

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

Unived helps me by…

Unived Elite Drink Mix: I love the ease of getting my electrolytes and calories together.

Unived Elite 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.

My favourite Unived product is…

It’s tough to choose but I’ll go with the Unived Elite Drink Mix.

 

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