Incredible. Unbelievable. I'm sure I am crazy; for running at least.
So, I have wanted to enter another timed endurance run. I can't completely explain why. Being on your feet for 24 hours does hurt. But, well, sometimes you just should.
I am going to a 50k endurance run in Missouri this weekend. I signed up for that because I wanted to see what shape I was in and to remember what it feels like. Then I planned to train all summer for a 12 hour endurance run in September.
But, I found out yesterday that I am scheduled to go to one of our plant sites in Massachusetts in May. Then I remembered that there was an endurance run nearby which I had figured that I didn't want to do since I am short on vacation and I am going to Canada at the end of May.
But, my boss said I could fly on a Friday and of course my air fare is on the company. So, why not go to an endurance run. It is not like I wouldn't spend all weekend running anyway. It is my only chance for a 24 hour run this year. My foot is a bit sore, but undergoing good treatment. But if my only goal is to remain on my feet for 24 hours, why not?
So, I'm now all booked to go to "3 Days at the Fair" although, I'm only in the 24 hour race.
It is my chance to feel the community of one of these endurance runs. It is my chance at extended running meditation for this year. I love the thought: Just go around the loop, thru night and day. Peaceful. Connected to the others. Miles piling up.
Here are some pictures: