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...