Yes, I’m talking about Spring. And I’m talking about some of the changes that come with Spring…
- Temperatures warming
- Snow melting
- Mud accumulating
- Birds singing
|Twilight trail run this week - bye bye snow & ice!|
I’m also talking about…
BIG race registering
I registered for a little ‘ole race called Ghost Train. If you’ve followed long enough (and have hung on through my writing droughts!), you may remember I ran Ghost Train 15 miler last October. My goal was to scope this course out to see if I could mentally stand running a lot longer on it. Like, 85 miles longer to be specific.
For someone who is so dangerously directionally challenged, I have no choice but to consider the lost-ability factor when choosing an off-road course. When I ran StoneCat 50 back in 2012, Scott helped me train and ran the whole race alongside of me. Turns out, StoneCat is very well marked, but for this trail newbie at the time, having my run chaperoned by someone with an internal compass was not a desire, but a necessity. Ghost Train is a 2 part race: the ultra starts on Saturday morning at 9am and lasts for 30 hours; the 15 miler starts the next morning at 9am and consists of one out-and-back of the 7.5 mile course.
When Sue and I ran the 15 miler last year, we ran alongside some of the ultra runners who were somewhere in the later stages of the ultra. Many times, we’d look at each and just marvel at the
craziness dedication these 100 milers were demonstrating. Most were walking at this point and we were
honored to be in their company.