My running friend Ken Hughes turned 50 on Monday, and, like a good ultra-runner he ran a 50 miler — in the SB backcountry with no support.
On a hot day too. (Good for Ken)
This got me thinking again — OK, I’m going to race in July, but I could still run 50 easy on my birthday — run down to Sumerland then turn round and run out to Ellwood, and then back home. Along the coast, fairly frequent water-fountains, past my house again at ~20miles to stock up on GU… something to think about.
And then… then… Someone sent me info about a new ultra. Just over the hills, it has 50K, 50M, and 100K options, and it’s on June — 6. Damn it! Why couldn’t it have been the next week? There is absolutely no point in running a race and having my age come up as 49 on the results.
And then Mike Swan (coach) suggested that I run the 50K as a training run. Hmm. that puts a different perspective on it. I might just do that…