NYC Marathon 2008 Outside the Natural History Museum
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic 50-mile Run
Claudia and I at the finish.
Part of the reason I ran the Fat Ass 50K without much training was to see if I could pull it off. I did finish it and almost an hour faster than the other time I ran the whole thing in 2009. In the back of my mind, I figured if I could do that, then I would sign up for my first 50-mile run.
After debating between the Bighorn and the Rainier to Ruston in Washington, I decided on the Bighorn because it is all off pavement. While Rainier to Ruston starts in my spiritual homeland of Mt. Rainier and goes right by my friend Erin's house, much of the course is pavement.
In February, the HURLers (Helena Ultra Runners League) ran from the Sieban Ranch exit toward Silver City and back. It was a fabulous day with no traffic, free running dogs, good friends, and lots of sunshine is the beautiful Montana winter.
Barring unforseen circumstances, I am confident as I continue my long run schedule (thanks mountain madness!) that I will get to the start and the finish of the Bighorn run in June.