Thursday, December 01, 2011

Did I really just do that?!

I did it.  I registered for my first Ultra...or it may be an ultra...  It is Operation Jack Northwest Run.  Six hours on a 0.95 mile loop.  The great part is the park is a couple of miles from my house and I run there often.  The thing is it is December 26th, yes, a mere 3 1/2 weeks away...  And, uh, yeah, my longest run this year is 16 miles and that was last spring...I think I may be crazy...  Fortunately, I have added a lot of cross training the last couple of months.  So even though my mileage is in the low 30s, I am in pretty good shape for endurance. 

An ultra is on my bucket list.  I was thinking in a year or two, but this one will work.  My A goal is to hit 50k.  That is a pretty aggressive goal since I haven't been training, but I think it is doable.  Other than that I will shoot for a marathon and a C goal of moving the entire 6 hours. 

Excuse me, I need to go work out...NOW!


NattyBumpo said...

OK, so now I am looking this up....Thanks for sharing the crazy!!!!

NattyBumpo said...

Dang...a Monday...I will likely be working.

Raina said...

Oh wow!!
I think i have another friend doing the same race. She mentioned something about a 6 hour race. Have fun!!

C2Iowa said...

Thats great. Please keep us abreast of your training. I signed up for my first ultra (50K). A mere 3 mos away;and my longest run to date is 11mi. Ouch