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!
I adore that waiver! Although your wife could use all your ultras to have you declared legally insane, so watch out!ReplyDelete
50k seems as unthinkable to me as 50 miles, so either distance you race will still be incredible. I struggle big time with my long runs!
I'm excited to hear how you do! I hope the weather cooperates!
This is such an easy distance for you (either way). And as always you will have fun!
Wow! I can't wait to see the pictures... and well, I thought about running the 100k, and then I thought...no, I better stick to the 50k...and then I was like... I better just stick to maybe a few miles and run vicariously through you.ReplyDelete
OMG that's a great waiver!! I wish all race waivers were so much fun! Good luck with that - 50 miles is alot!! I can't even imagine 50, much less 100.ReplyDelete
Haha, love it! Exciting and I hope you get a perfect 50 miler done.ReplyDelete
Yeah, Baby! 50 miles...that's sweet. Will they have a live video stream like the Javelina Jundred? That was fun watching you pass by once in awhile. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Awesome waiver; I hope you don't run into any large animals. Haha.ReplyDelete
I like your plan to drop down, if necessary. Keep your eye on the big prize down the road!
That's a hilarious disclaimer but OH SO TRUE! Nuts in the best way possible! My friend Janice is running that one too :) Do you have to read up on what to do in case of stumbling upon such beasts in the wild? Look them in the eyes? Don't look them in the eyes? Run? Don't run? Climb nearest tree???ReplyDelete
Ha! That's awesome! I thought about doing the 50k Buffalo Run for about 5 seconds- then I stopped ;).ReplyDelete
Crazed runners? Are they the ones in the race or the the local sanatorium having a fun run that day?ReplyDelete
ooo this looks fun! good luck!ReplyDelete
Fun! I saw this race and wondered if you were going to do it. Good for you!! You will rock it I'm sure!ReplyDelete
Cory! Hope to see you out there! :)ReplyDelete
FYI- The 50K is actually considered tougher than the 50-miler! 2500' of the 50-miler's elevation is in the first 15.5 mile loop (25K course). The 50K is that loop, twice!