I was running yesterday morning while I thought it over. I feel like I can run forever on trails. I get injured when I run fast on roads. Copenhagen Marathon costs 600 kr. I have free entry to Salomon Hammer Trail100 Miler.
It takes only 4 hours to get to the start. SR is okay watching the kids. The trails are gorgeous and challenging. Therer are 25km, 50km, 50 mile and 100 mile races. As long as I am making the trip, I figure I should take full advantage. This is why at noon on Friday, I will be standing at the start line of my first 100 mile race.
Lately I have heard podcasts with Casper Wakefield and Moses Løvstad, where they go into great detail about coming through crises in ultras; not to mention Jacob Juul Hastrup's book, Ekstremløberen. I found myself intrigued and inspired by the mental aspect of running really long ultras. I have run 100 miles over 3 days (at 3 Days of Syllamo) and 50 miles 6 times - but this weekend will be something else.
And I have a feeling it is going to be awesome. It is not about getting faster or winning. It is about an experience of a lifetime.
Edit - live updates from the race will be here: http://www.tejnif-lob.dk/ (I guess some people are going to be wearing a live update armband).
|Photo: Allan Lyngholm|
|Photo: Jacob Vestergaard|
Oh, and while I'm "blubbering" (thanks, Olga ;o)) - check out something I spent a lot of time writing. It's about this history and safety of the pregnant marathon: