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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Calling all UltraMarathoners...

It has been 56 days since I ran my last marathon.

So, of course, I'm itching to start training for another one.

It's very much like childbirth: you forget just how painful, stressful, and exhausting the process can because the end result is just fabulous.

I may or not be addicted to long distance running. I'll let you decide.


On July 1st, I start training for The North Face Endurance Challenge. I'm registered to run the 50k. 31.25 miles. On a trail. In the woods.

Since I decided to do this; to make the ultramarathon plunge, I've been in denial. After Knoxville, I was ready to call it quits and couldn't even think about running 31 consecutive miles. Thankfully, time heals all wounds and I'm ready to tackle one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced.

I'm a bundle of emotions. Excited, nervous, happy, anxious, and feeling slightly out of my element.

This is where you come in.

I need your help. Your knowledge. Tricks & tips to get across that finish line.

Ultramarathoners & Trail runners: any advice you would give to a newbie? Advice about training? Things you wish you would have known before your first race? Things I should bring with me? Things I shouldn't bring with me?

To any other first timers: make yourself known! Let's help each other through this journey.

Buckle your seats ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a wild ride.


  1. I recently just completed my first ultra - 56km. I was terrified when I first committed but it turned out to be the most amazing day. My race report is up on my blog, you should check it out and I'll definitely think up some newbie advice for you!

  2. Thank you Nikki! I will definitely read your blog (up on my browser this very minute) and let you know if I have any questions. Thank you for your willingness to help :)