Troy was invited to the US Embassy in Hamburg, Germany by Christian Moeller the Public Affairs officer for the US Consulate General of Hamburg. There he met with the US/Germany Ambassador Mr. Phil Murphy.
TRAINING IN EUROPE
The “Alstertal-Wanderweg” is a trail Troy was hiking for 5 weeks in Hamburg Germany. Each day he hiked 20 miles or 32 kilometers around the Alster Park river or sometimes hiked all the way north.
BERNHEIM FORREST – MILLENNIUM TRAIL
is where Troy Spends most of his time near Louisville training. Twice a week he challenges himself to run the trail faster. The Millennium Trail takes visitors through previously unopened areas of Bernheim and is approximately 13.3 miles in length. It takes 6-7 hours hiking time depending on individual ability. Troy averages around 5 hours and has a speed record with carrying 35lbs of gear at 4 hours 20 minutes.
When Troy can’t get to the park, he hikes and runs on this treadmill for 2-4 hours a day. His workout consist mainly of strength and endurance challenges. “Feeling as good at 20 miles as I did 5 miles is a personal goal. I always have in the back of mind to prepare myself like I am already hiking 25 miles a day. Pushing myself to gain more agility and lessen recovery time. A positive mind set is the key”.