Thursday, November 1, 2012
Sylamore 50K Registration Day
Ultra Marathon sign-up #2 is in the books. Today is the day we registered for the Sylamore 50K Ultra Trail Marathon. I have been looking forward to today all week. Kevin and I signed up at about 2:00pm today and it is a good thing we did because this thing filled up in under 5 hours today!!
This will be my first attempt at the race. Kevin ran it last year in approximately 8 hours which was his goal. I trained with him a couple of times, once on 15 miles of the 31 miles trail the race takes place on. It was tough and I thought he was crazy for trying it. I love backpacking, hiking, and being in the woods but I thought there was no way I would ever run these trails. Well, I should have studied my past when it comes to "never say never". Every time I have said I would never run a particular race or distance... or even run for that matter, I always do. I enjoy the rush of stepping up to a new challenge and these 2 races next spring live up to that. Here is a elevation profile of the terrain. We are crazy.
I am looking forward to starting the training after the marathon in a couple of weeks. I'm ready to hit the trails.