August 5, 2006

now I've heard everything

How come I haven't heard of the 3100 mile race until now?? And get this: it's right here in New York, and it's almost done. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the runners are already through with it as of this writing.

We've been hearing all kinds of press on Dean Karnaze's Endurance 50, sponsored by North Face, taking in 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days - all organizes, all official, and all timed. Turns out, this is not a unique enterprise. Some guy named Sam is also doing it and is doing it right now.

I'd also like to point out a blog I stumbled upon, 28-year-old Angie's blog and especially her inspiring entry on completing her first ultra.

Apparently there is a whole world of ultrarunners out there that I have only been marginally aware of - but it appears to be growing, fast. I know Beast is considering an ultra for his next big goal. And if I don't get absolutely crippled doing NY Marathon, perhaps a 50K isn't out of the question for me...

5 comments:

DebbieJRT said...

I remember hearing about the Sri Chinmoy people and their ridiculously long running races - but I wasn't aware there was one going on now.
Angie and I have bonded over scars and the ingesting of highly fatty foods - I'm not such a critic of ultrarunners anymore - I just think they're a little odd, but not totally crazy:-)

angie's pink fuzzy said...

Hi, thanks for your comment to my blog! I have a new blog now, with more pics, new info etc. I'll be training this winter for my first 50-miler, woo hoo!!!

Ultrarunning is awesome. I went from 5ks to 50ks and loved every minute of it. If you are interested in learning more, I have a bunch of great links at my new site. So come on over and visit!

To answer your question, I'm feeling great. Now that my gallbladder is gone, I'm looking forward to running even more. Someday I hope to do a 100-miler (although I think that'll be the limit for me)...

Yvonne said...

aah, we seem to be losing so many marathoners to the lure of the ultra. why is that?

actually, perhaps it's not beyond the realm of possibility for me either...

Steve said...

I hear there are even " Walking Ultra's" hmmm... I guess I better finish that 44K first.

Lora said...

I'm veering towards an ultra too...come join the craziness!!!