from mile to marathon

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

the ultra-runner

They say that once you run a marathon, even if it is your last, you are a marathon runner. Always will be.

Somehow this does not seem to apply to ultras. Ultra-runners are hardcore. They run ten miles in the morning that way I brush my teeth. Their weekly mileage is that of a different species. They have run at the very least a 50-miler or two, and they plan for the next half a dozen or so.

I do not feel that simply putting 50 km behind me one sunny day in Utah qualifies. I am not an ultra-runner. I am a marathon runner who has run an ultra.


At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Steve said...

You ran a 50k? That's awesome!

Anything over 42km is an ultra, so you are definitely an ulthathoner.

I remember when you first started running and never thought you'd be able to do a marathon. Now look at you. Congrats!


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