Ultrarunning and over-distances

  • memphisrunner

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    May 27, 2009 7:42 PM GMT
    Anyone experienced in ultrarunning and over-distances? I.e., > 26.2 miles
  • memphisrunner

    Posts: 15

    Jul 01, 2009 8:55 PM GMT
    Just completed the Western States 100-mile Endurance Run this past weekend. That was hard work.
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    Jul 01, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    never done an ultra bit done a few Ironman races so I suppose I know a bit about endurance racing.
  • Run4Life83

    Posts: 207

    Jul 01, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    Congrats on getting in to Western States! The allure of that race is what originally got me in to running, but now that I've run a few marathons I realize that my body is better built to stop at 26.2.

    Again, congratulations on running. Did you finish?
  • memphisrunner

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    Jul 02, 2009 2:05 PM GMT
    If you've thought about it, then you ought to try. It's an incredible race. Yes, I finished. Trained for this race for a year and a half...last year, was in Squaw Valley when the race was cancelled for the first time in 35 years because of the wildfires close to the trail. There was no way I wasn't going to finish this race this year. I've run several ultra marathons, this was my first 100-miler. Definitely will try to get into the race for 2010 as well. You ought to try Leadville since you live in Colorado!!
  • zakariahzol

    Posts: 2241

    Jul 02, 2009 10:33 PM GMT
    In my previous post (which dont get a lot of respond , unfortunately), I wrote about my effort to run 21k from my normal 10k. I was a disaster, but I am improving. One day I gonna run the ultra. Keep posting, you are an inspiration
  • got2get2it

    Posts: 51

    Jul 02, 2009 11:00 PM GMT
    Congratulations on the Western States. I have run several marathons (including Pike's Peak and the Leadville 1/2 marathon), but never tried any distances other than that.

    My former gf is an ultrarunner nut. She does several a year including a couple 100 milers.

    You should consider some ultras in the east. There are a lot in the Shenadoah mountains of Virginia/West Virginia. One in particular is the Massanuttten Mountain Trail 100 in Front Royal, VA. I've heard that it is particularly grueling. Plus by running some in the east, you don't have the issue of altitude acclimation.

    Keep up the good work!