So I am entering an ultra marathon.
You may ask why.
Because someone asked me to join them.
I am not entering the race I originally considered. That one is just too much, too soon with too much stress associated with it. However another running friend invited me out west to try a lower key affair. We'll see how it goes.
The original plan was to get several more marathons in my legs before stepping up to the "big leagues". I even toyed with the idea of an all-night run in June to test myself physically and mentally. I figured I would not be ready to tackle an ultra before 2012, if ever.
April 16/17th 2011 is coming fast.
Running came to me as a way of finding the person I ought to be. Running came to me as a way of exploring what I have to offer the world. I believe "Logan" did not truly exist before the running "Logan" was borne.
This post marks the launch of a series devoted to my training and adventures in ultra running. Should be interesting.
Will I succeed? Will I fail? Regardless of how I finish I will be at the starting line. And at the moment that is all that matters.