I was just on a run with my running buddy discussing our fall race schedules. I told him what I had lined up and asked what he was planning on doing. I knew he had not signed up for anything after the Rock N Roll Virginia Beach half marathon which was on Labor day weekend. Last year I told him about my 50 miler relay at Tussey Mountain and told him they offer the Ultra race as well, meaning you would complete all 50 miles solo. We have talked about it a few times this summer. This is the same running buddy that I did my first Ultra with last December so talking about Ultra's now isn't really out of the ordinary like it once had been.
|This is me last year during the Tussey mountain 50 miler relay!|
It wasn’t until the other day when we were talking about races that he said, “I am really thinking about signing up for the 50 miler”. I would love to run it with him, but it's only three weeks after I would have run the Chicago Marathon! And then I have the Lumiere's two course challenge the following weekend. Boy I just don't know. That seems like a lot!
Of course this would not be for time. It would be just for the accomplishment in itself. I’m afraid that he is going to sign up, because if he does, you know I won’t be able to see him run it and not feel like I am missing out. Well one thing I will have on my side is having a marathon completed shortly before that, so I will already be well trained, even though 50 miles is a lot more than 26.2. Final decision will need to be made soon so. -L Any thoughts?