Ultra Running = one long day

Scott over at Outside PR, sent this video my way...

 Watching it made me think of my brother, who wants to join the Ultra Running world, and Lesley @ Racing it Off who has recently been bit by the Ultra Running bug. 

62 miles = one long day....
Although the Men's winner finished in a little over 9 hours. Hopefully I finish my 70.3 in less than that, or else that will be a super long day too!

My kitchen is finished with my new faucet & electrical plates in place. I have been dreaming about it since moving in almost 3 years ago, so I am super excited. Now I just need to start saving more money so we can finish the basement (which will NOT be a DIY project, definitely hiring for that one).

I discovered new bruises this morning from last night's pole dancing adventure. I managed to get my butt to the gym, and pump out some awesome speedwork. Even though I've been missing a lot of runs, I feel strong, and feel myself able to push the pace. I haven't needed any "illegal" rest breaks during my speedwork. With a half marathon a week and a half a way, I'm a little worried that I haven't done a long run in a month, but I'll make the best of it & just have fun.

Most of all, I feel like I'm missing Triathlon season! Since having to skip the race April 29, due to my kinesiotaping class, I haven't found another sprint to do before my Olympic June 24 in Litchfield Hills, CT. I'm on the prowl, that I can find one before then!

Would you ever consider Ultra Running?
Have you done a half without doing long runs consistently?
Anyone want to cheer me on in Litchfield Hills?


Christy MyDirtRoadAnthem said...

I have never considered ultra running, but I also never considered running anything over 6 miles 5 years ago and I just finished a 22 mile training run for my first marathon, so I am not ruling out anything at this point!

Good luck with your half, I have never done one with no long runs.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm registered for my first ultra, a 50K, this September. Really looking forward to experiencing the day!

Aimee said...

I don't know about ultra running. Of course after reading Born to Run I was inspired. I had a wonderful marathon experience. However, I seem to gravitate towards the half marathon distance more than anything. I enjoy it the entire time and love the training process for a half.

However, I never say never anymore.

Good luck at your half!!

Elizabeth said...

Did my 1st 50k before my first marathon and recently went into a 24hour race with the intention of only doing a couple of miles but ended up doing a 100k. Ultra running is a blast, great people and you just never know what your body is capable of.

Julie @ ROJ Running said...

I've done two 50Ks and am training for a 100K this fall. I love ultra running and trail running. They're not for everyone though and I still enjoy a good "short" run

Christine said...

Right now I didn't get the ultra marathon bug. Bit never say never :)