Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Next on deck: 200 miles

I'm going to be running 200 miles this week! Or as my kids would say, "So what."

I have run at the Born to Run event for the last four years - 100k in 2011 and 2012, then 100 miles in 2013 and 2014. This year it will be 200 miles.

The course consists of a 10-mile pink loop and a 10-mile yellow loop - do both of these 10 times consecutively to claim the 200 mile finish.

Assuming I finish the 200 mile course this year, I will have run over 520 miles on this ranch in the last 5 years. That's a lot of loops! 

Born to Run Ranch
Trail at Born to Run

When I told my kids I was running 200 miles this week, they did not really blink - the oldest was more preoccupied by the fact that I am missing their end-of-year talent show, which I already feel pretty crappy about. 

They did let me know that 200 miles is not really that much, however, and 300 miles might be a more lofty goal, or even 1000. 

I like the way these kids think.

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