I have some exciting news – I am running the Antelope Island Buffalo Run ultramarathon coming up in a few weeks on March 24th!
I'm signed up for the 50 miler and I'm planning to approach it as a training run for the Zion 100. I've actually been signed up for it for a while and over the last few months I got in a few 20 milers, a 22, 24, and 30 miler.
DISCLAIMER: I reserve the right to drop down to the 50k. There are a few reasons I would do this:
1) Really crappy weather. Antelope Island can get boat loads of snow. I admit that I'm being a wussie, but I'm not keen on running for 12 hours in a blizzard.
2) If I'm not feeling in tip top shape. If anything is feeling twingy I'll drop to the 50k (31 miles). Again, feeling good for the Zion 100 is my priority.
Here are some actual excerpts from the race waiver. Tell me this is not the most awesome waiver ever:
I know that there are hazards associated with running this race. These hazards can include, but are not limited to, bikers, hikers, horses, very large wild animals, roots, rocks, trees, other assorted wildlife, flora and fauna, and other crazed runners.
I also agree that by running the ultra, I know I’m nuts and should know better than to do something like this, but, hey, it’s fun and impresses the opposite sex.
Now that’s funny. I can’t wait to run with the hazardous flora and fauna, and other crazed runners!