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Friday, August 14, 2009

The North (In Your) Face

Yay, I did it! I registered for another race!! I figured that since it's been almost four weeks since Vermont (tomorrow, to be precise) it was time to officially register for the next race on my to do list :)

The North Face Endurance Challenge - Madison, Wisconsin...but it's actually 60 miles south of there and really much closer to Milwaukee than Madison. I can't wait! And, what's better? A bunch of us CHUGs will be racing together!

I signed up for the 50-mile version...better swag, more miles of delight, more quality time with the course. And, as Gary (aka Bison) put it recently, "I'll never sign up for the underdog distance in a race again." Obviously, 50k is a perfectly respectable distance. I just really, really love the 50 mile distance even more :) Just enough of a challenge, but not so much that it leaves you trashed for a week and you finish before it gets dark. Love it.

October 24th is the big day. Then, a week later, I'll be flying out to Phoenix with Geof and a bunch of our beloved CHUGs for the Javelina Jundred, where I will crew and pace for Geof. I'll also double as an official race volunteer from 5am-1pm at the main aid station, and be a cheerleader for all the other CHUGs racing, and Michael Hanes (running his first 100M!). Fantabulous!! Gotta love the CHUG.

And now, it's time for the weekend! The Chicago Air & Water Show is this weekend, as well as some Dunmore fun, some lounging, some great weather, and maybe even some runnin' if my legs agree with me :)

Happy Friday!

Crash, out.


David Ray said...

But what about that Wasatch countdown?

You know the one, it's over there.

Sounds like a great weekend ahead!

Paige said...

Lol, well Wasatch is only a pacing race for me. My great friend Gary is running Wasatch and Geof and I are his pacers extraordinaire! So, I'm not counting it for myself :)

Kelly Gaines said...

Yay! Glad you're running it, too. Of course, I'll be underdoggin' it in the 50k...I am a baby ultramarathoner after all...baby steps! ;-)

I hope your legs/feet are feeling better and you were able to get out and run this weekend!


Paige said...

There is nothing underdoggy about running your first sanctioned ultra, Kelly! It's going to be so much fun!!!

My butt is much better after having my chiro stretch it out and do some ART, and my feet cooperated enough to let me do 7 miles with Geof on Saturday at the tail end of his 31-miler. Felt good!

Irish Cream said...

Yay, congrats on signing up for the next race!! It feels so great to have something to look forward to and train for! Hope the legs/feet keep on a'healin'! :)

Can't Complain said...

Hello. I recently joined CHUG. I am going to run the half at NF. I ran a marathon then didn't run for 3 months after. Now I want to build my miles up safely. Plan on doing a marathon in the spring and then maybe a 50K next fall ? You have a lot of good info on your blog ! Thanks for putting it together. I would love to meet up with some CHUGs on or around the NF Challenge.

Paige said...

Hey CC! Welcome to the CHUG family! And, thanks for reading the ol' blog :) There will be a bunch of us CHUGs at the NF races in October, and we'll be posting it on the forum so keep checking in! I'm guessing we'll likely do a pre-race dinner, too. Looking forward to meeting you!

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