I've decided to enter the race. The Ultracentric 6-12-24-48 hour races, in Grapevine Texas.
I ran 116.8 at FANS 24 hour run in Minneapolis in June, so figured..why not try running that mileage again?
I have two long asphalt training runs coming up: Twin Cities Marathon is on Sunday and the Ed Fitz 100K is two weeks later. Both are great training runs for the 24 hour race.
I'm thinking it was meant to be.
At the Ultracentric (www.ultracentric.net) races the 24 Hour USA Team will be selected. Top men and women will make up the team. The "A" team will run 125+ miles for women, the "B" team will run 115+ miles.
I'm sure that the top notch 24/48 hour runners will be there, it will be pretty awesome to watch..and to run with some of them.
I'm stepping WWWWAAAYYYYY out of my comfort zone. I've never travelled out of state, alone, to a race venue before. I am going to fly into Dallas on Friday, November 17, run the 18th-19, and fly back home the 19th. Dallas is only a few miles from the race venue, so I won't have too far to travel back and forth.
I had already planned on being out of town this weekend because I was going to run with the Inov 8 Team at JFK. Since our team wasn't able to get together at JFK, this will work perfectly!
Last night I wasn't able to attend Run Club. I had an early township board meeting. I ran 5 miles with Topaz on the trail. I didn't feel like I had much energy..kind of strange.
Today I ran 5 on trail with Topaz in the AM, tonight will be 5 at the football practice.