I woke up craving writing a blog today :) Then, I remembered that I had some news to share...I signed up for race number two of the year! Time to do a little jig.
Geof and I decided to go ahead and sign up for Minnesota Voyageur 50M on July 24th, up near Duluth, MN as a last really long run before Leadville, less than a month later. Seems like forever since I've run a 50M...but I guess, technically, it's only really been since February (and that was 50M x2!). But the last actual 50 mile race I ran was last October at the NFEC-Wisconsin. This same time last year I was heading into my fourth race of the year, and here I am excited about number two, which won't be until 7 months in. I love ultras so much I don't want to ruin it by racing too much :) I also don't want a repeat of my injury-laden year last year.
So that's pretty sweet! Voyageur was Geof's first ultra over 10 years ago, so he's pretty excited to return for another go of it, and I'm looking forward to running somewhere I've never been before...I mean, how often are you up in northern Minnesota for a weekend? I've never even been to MN before! This time, I plan on actually being ready to run 50M, rather than just throwing caution to the wind :)
Sweet! I really wanted to do this race this year since I was planning a trip with my husband back to Minnesota to see family. Unfortunately our trip is happening a few weeks later, so I'll miss this one. But you are going to have an AWESOME time! Northern MN is beautiful!You should plan for more than just a weekend so you can enjoy the scenery, towns, trails, and of course the big lake. That's where Andrew and I met and got married (in the Boundary Waters). I'm going to have to plan a long run on the Superior Hiking Trail for myself while I'm there.
Be sure to take lots of pictures for your race report! :)
Met and married in the Boundary Waters? So cool! Would love to go there some day, for sure.
I'll make sure to carry my camera with me for this one!!
Oooooo. It looks like a good one. I'll put in on my list!
In my humble opinion, 50 miles is the best distance. Run all day, sleep all night. Have fun.....this looks like a lovely race!
Train for hills! The famed "power lines" section is the hilliest path in the midwest. Hope to see you there.
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