You can't complete a race if you never sign up for it.
So I did! Thank heavens it wasn't sold out because that would have been a huge bummer. On August 31st I will be running my first 50k, the Snakebite 50k/50miler!
Oh the Irony. Snakes freak me out. SourceAs you can imagine, I am pretty darn excited and totally nerding out on pulling together an ultra training plan, reading about ultras, etc. The Jayhawk is already sick of hearing about it and it's only 4 months until race day!
Item #1 on the to do list: learn to identify venomous snakes. Source.I volunteered at this race last year (I was the chatty one at Aid Station#4 under the bridge) and because of that, I get free entry into this year's race! The trail running group that organizes the race, the Yeti trail runners, thanks volunteers with a free bib to one of their races. I had no idea about it when I signed up to volunteer and actually volunteered as fact finding mission for potentially running it this year.
So, get excited. There is a lot of learning to do and you can be certain I will be sharing it all.
How are your goals for 2014 going? Have you ever run or thought about running an Ultra?