Coree Woltering Beats Ice Age Trail FTK with Help from King Buddha CBD’s Run Series
What do most people do when they’re five days into a 1000-mile run and they roll their ankle?
If you’re thinking that most people probably aren’t on 1000-mile runs, you’re on the right track. Grueling runs like this are the realm of ultrarunners like Coree Woltering, the man who has been collecting trophies in races like the Marquette Trail 50, Leadville Trail Marathon, Dunes 100, and The North Face Endurance Challenge 50K.
And to answer the question -- what did Coree do when he rolled his ankle with 460 miles left in the Ice Age Trail? -- he used King Buddha CBD.
Of course, this kind of injury is no small matter. Coree’s ankle swelled to the size of a baseball and required a good deal of care. He wore compression socks and walked with trekking poles for days, and even found a chiropractor to examine the injury mid-trek.
The real mystery arose a few hundred miles after he incurred the injury, when his ankle seemed to heal overnight. Coree didn’t have many answers as to how this happened, but CBD may have played a part in his recovery.
What we do know is that Coree was using several King Buddha CBD products during this run, including to help with the pain from his ankle injury. Incredibly, he was able to push through the pain and set the FKT trail record in 21 days, 13 hours, and 35 minutes.
“I believe CBD definitely helped during the FKT!” - Coree Woltering, Ice Age Trail Record Holder
After this amazing accomplishment, Coree told us: “I believe King Buddha CBD was a huge help! After running for 12-20 hours a day, and then only having short periods to sleep, the 3000mg CBD oil was great for getting to sleep quickly. I also loved the roll on CBD as well. We used that on my legs at night with compression socks, and then also daily on the ankle/shins...and that brought more relief than any Advil or Tylenol did. I believe CBD definitely helped during the FKT!”
The 900-Mile Man and a Prehistoric Challenge
The nearly 1,200 mile long Ice Age National Scenic Trail, established in 1980, traces the edge of a glacier that covered much of North America 15,000 years ago. It winds though rural Wisconsin, from St. Croix to Potowatomi Park at Sturgeon Bay, and boasts some of the most breathtaking sights that one can experience in the wilds of North America.
The previous speed record was set by runner Annie Weiss in 2018, but if anyone could take the mantle, it would be 29-year-old Coree Woltering. An experienced runner, Coree was eager to land his first FKT.
Still, it wouldn’t be easy. The trail winds through swampy marshland and is technical and rocky, and the ticks and mosquitoes were so bad this season that they almost put an end to the entire attempt. There were so many ticks that 30-40 had to be pulled from him at a time. Needless to say, their plans to camp along the route were abandoned in favor of hotels.
These conditions would be enough to stop all but the most persistent runners, but adding the ankle injury on top of it all makes for a truly inspiring victory.
And what about King Buddha CBD? Aside from helping with the pain, where did our CBD Run Series fit into his incredible accomplishment?
The King Buddha Run Series: CBD for Runners like Coree Woltering
Earlier in 2020, we announced the launch of a product line designed for (and with help from) endurance athletes and marathon runners: King Buddha Run Series.
You might recognize our collaborator on the product line, ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes, since he was named the world’s most famous ultramarathon runner by The New York Times. Karnazes was also placed among the Top 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award for Fitness and Nutrition from the President's Council on Sports in 2019, and completed a nonstop 3,000 mile run from L.A. to New York.
"Run Series is designed for runners and athletes, using only the highest quality ingredients,” says Dean. “I've tested and refined these products myself, and King Buddha Run Series allows me to train harder, sleep better, and recover more fully. Athletes and active individuals of all ages and abilities will notice a positive difference with Run Series. The products work that well."
This is high praise from someone who runs 12-person, 200-mile relays by himself!
Three Step System to Greater Performance
King Buddha Run Series is smartly designed with components that help before, during, and after training or competitions:
CBD for Energy and Focus
It begins with an energy-focused and vitamin-enhanced powdered drink mix formulated with 20mg of CBD per serving. This mix gives a mellow, sustained energy and focus boost without the jitters.
How does CBD work to increase energy? CBD affects our body’s endocannabinoid system, which in turn affects numerous natural cycles and systems. A boost in natural cannabinoids helps to maintain a healthy balance which may help to increase our energy levels.
CBD has also been shown to enhance protein synthesis in the hypothalamus, which has an important role in the management of alertness and focus. With this in mind, more and more athletes are turning to CBD to enhance their state of mind and maximize performance.
CBD to Fight Pain
During demanding activity, the Curcumin-based soft gel with 25mg of CBD is formulated to battle pain and inflammation.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric, is scientifically proven to combat inflammation, while CBD has been gaining popularity as a treatment for chronic pain. In fact, a recent Arthritis Foundation survey of 2,600 people with arthritis revealed that 29% currently use CBD to treat arthritis symptoms.
CBD for Recovery
Lastly, a 1500mg topical roll-on formulated for speedy, area-specific relief and recovery. As Coree can attest from his ankle injury, this can be applied both during the event or training run as well as when it’s time to recuperate and prepare for the next challenge.
According to Matthew Halpert, an instructor of immunology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, topical CBD products don’t just mask pain, they can actually make the pain go away. Because of the high concentration of cannabinoid receptors on the skin, topical CBD can have a major effect on inflammation and pain.
Of course, each of these three products has been real-world tested by Dean Karnazas himself and boast the high quality expected from King Buddha CBD products. As with all of their products, the Run Series is third-party tested for purity and THC free.
The Best CBD Products for Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike
King Buddha is proud of our partnership with Dean Karnazas and the amazing products that have come out of our collaboration. The Run Series products represent the bleeding edge of specialized CBD applications and the early effectiveness of the products is extremely promising.
That being said, we’re proud of all of our products! CBD is our passion, and we strive to bring the absolute top-of-the-line CBD oil to our fans who rely on us for pain relief, focus, help with anxiety, and many other things.
We only produce broad-spectrum CBD products from American-grown organic hemp plants. This results in safe, THC-free products that are third-party tested so you can order with confidence.
Ready to improve your life with CBD? Shop our entire selection and see what King Buddha has to offer!