Thursday, February 14, 2008

50 miles

Been throwing around the idea of doing a 50 mile race. First off I'd really like for it to be on the trails. Secondly, I don't really want to travel to far, either. Talked with Puppymeat and he suggested doing a 12 hour run instead. Makes sense, lot of the 50 mile races have cut offs. Most of the 12 hour runs are multiple loops of a short loop, usually a half mile to 3 or 4 miles. Bigger benefit is having all of your food and drink readily available each loop.

Really seems feasible after doing the second loop on the golf course this morning. Each loop is 4 miles. This mornings run was almost surreal. The dusting of snow we got yesterday was still on the shaded and windblown spots. They were almost a dayglo white, compared with the putty colored grass. The frozen spots were shiny black, not to many. Plus, with the cloud cover the lights really reflected on the frozen grass.

So far I've only looked at a couple. The Delano is to soon. Nice and close, though. This one in Indiana sounds promising. I can't find out anything about the one in Kentucky.

Actually I volunteered at the UltraCentric race in Dallas, a few years ago. Same concept except 24 and 48 hours. I was a lap counter. It was on a quarter mile track that year. This past year they did a larger 2 mile loop on the roads at Meadowmere Park in Grapevine, Texas. (Dylan's birthplace) Grapevine, not Meadowmere Park, though I've done many a run through that park.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dirk, Do a 50 mile race. The Berryman 50 is near Potosi MO. The race is in May. It's a very runable 25 mile double loop course. Stay at the Super 8 in Potosi. Check it out.