Thursday, December 2, 2010
Barnes & Noble is another favorite spot, and I enjoy walking in with no ideas and reading all the inside covers of the books with interesting titles or cover art. I'm rarely asked if I need help in Barnes & Noble but that is okay because I enjoy the activity of just looking (possibly accompanied by a warm beverage).
Sometimes I like to shop online...for races. If I'm looking for a marathon, I usually go straight to www.marathonguide.com and shop for the date and place I want to run. If I'm looking for something else, such as an ultra, I usually put in my search criteria on google and shop that way.
So, just for grins I did a little shopping the other day. Just to see. Just to allow the possibilities to roam around in my head for a little while. The what ifs. The oh-wouldn't-that-be-funs. The I-might-like-to-do-that-one-days.
And yes, I did tell those closest to me that they could haul off and slug me if I so much as uttered the words "50 mile" and "trail run" together in a sentence.
But I'm only saying 50 mile. I'm not saying trail run. And I just wanted to see. Here is what I found.
1. Destin 50 Beach Ultra - February 19, 2011 in Destin, FL. The entire course is along the beach. And it is a mixture of hard-packed sand and loose sand (I already asked the race director).
2. The Long Haul 50 Mile Ultra - January 22, 2011 in Wesley Chapel, FL. It is a road race. Too soon to be feasible, but good to know it is out there.
3. Iron Horse Endurance Run 50 Mile - February 19, 2011 in Florahome, FL. Okay, these are trails (don't hit me), but they are unimproved rail trail, described as "flat with grassy and gravel surfaces. No hills." I could do that.
For informational purposes, I now know these races exist should I be interested and available, and should my husband be game for more of this nonsense. I just wanted to see. And I think the Destin 50 could be really cool. I'm just sayin'. But it is probably too soon, and I think we want to head down to Florida sometime next year for something else. But no harm done, right? I'm just looking.
Labels: ultra running