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Committed to a Baby Ultra

Posted Friday, January 16th, 2015 01:45 am GMT -5 in Longform, Running

OK, so I may regret this decision based on Jean’s review from two years ago, when he said it was “by far, the hardest race I have done.” All fear aside, I managed to get past their overheated web server on Thursday morning and signed up for the Superior Spring Trail Race 50K in Lutsen. The 2015 edition will be held on Saturday, May 16th, with a start time of 7AM.

If all goes well and I like trail running on that difficult part of the Superior Hiking Trail, I may try to register for the 50 mile fall version, which will be held on Saturday, September 12th. Registration for that race opens on March 15th, so hopefully it doesn’t fill before I get a chance to try the 50K and see if I’m really up for 19 more miles. The race organizers added registration qualifiers for the 50 and 100 mile races, so I have to finish the 50K before I can attempt the others.

So now my race calendar has two registered races, this one and my usual Get in Gear 10K on April 25th. I may register for the TC 1 Mile on May 14th, but that might not be wise to risk injury so close to the 50K. We’ll see, though – defending the mile title against Megan may demand participation. The fall schedule will totally depend on how the 50K goes – if I like it, I’ll try the 50 mile (if available), otherwise I’ll probably do either Twin Cities (October 4th) or Des Moines (October 18th).

Next week I hope to announce my other big health initiative for 2015 – stay tuned, it’s pretty fun…

Originally published by DK on January 16, 2015 at 1:45 am