Friday, July 8, 2011
Sunburnin' in the Stix
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 ;-)