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Friday, July 8, 2011

Sunburnin' in the Stix

It's that time of the year!  Time for Sunburn...Sunburn Six in the Stix, that is.  The "Stix" being suburban Chicago, which is totally stix-like, and a really long drive from downtown...like an hour.  May as well be Canada!

This year New Leaf Ultra Runs is adding a 12 hour run to the traditional 6 hour morning run, and adding an additional 6 hour afternoon-evening run so that the 12 hour runners have some fresh company out there.  There will also be a BBQ going on simultaneously at the start/finish pavilion.  Mmmm, encased meat product and beans!

Geof and I are tackling the 12 hour run together and the only real goal (of mine) is to run 50 miles under 10 hours.  Now, that sounds pretty simple and really doable, however, the weather is going to be a beast!  Temps are forecasted for upper 80s and total sunshine.  That's HOT!  Plus, the course has zero shade.  I mean, literally, NO shade.  So, we'll see how that all goes.  I do know we are going to have a great time, and I'm looking forward to that old ultra feeling...sore legs that I have to physically look at in order to know if they're still moving, and willing them to move faster, then eating to our heart's content :)

This is going to be FUN!  Wish me luck...I have a very hefty whisper goal for this one ;-)

Paige, out.

1 comment:

HappyTrails said...

Hope you newlyweds didn't go too heavy on the sunburn ;-) We'll look forward to the report!

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