Are we there yet?
I can finally remove the trainee from my avatar description and change it to novice. I completed 49.6 miles officially in the 12-hour race at NC24 for my first ultra marathon. I've gleaned a lot of helpful info from the posts here and want to thank everyone for their contributions to my successful debut.
Link to race report.
2017 Goals: for races not to be exercises in futility
Congrats on the big accomplishment!
Retired 1/1/13 ... Tired of being broken and fat ... Hit 296# Memorial Day 2016 - New goal = To be able to enjoy running 4-5 hours through the woods again by Fall 2016. April 2017
Congratulations! Another goal accomplished for you.
Congrats! Looking forward to reading your race report.
Uh oh... now what?
Congratulations on a good run--now the bad news. I am in my... hmm... got to take my socks off... 27th year of some sort of association with ultramarathons and have never got past novice. Hope your recovery goes well -- want a link to some schedules?
Run gently out there.
old woman w/hobby
Congrats, wc! Well done.
"Just stop fucking drinking too much and being fat. Pretty simple. Who the hell cares if you like beer.
We can't always do the things we like all the time." --Candice
Congrats, George! I am eagerly awaiting your race report.
Huh, I have a blog?
Congrats! That's a fantastic first effort.
Trail and Ultra Running User Group
Nice job George, that's awesome, congratulations!
Way to go! Congratulations.
Upcoming races: 1/9 Bridle Trails 50K, 1/30 Lake Youngs Nuts Run 50K, 2/14 My Better Half, 3/5 Dupont Trail Marathon, 4/2 Umstead 100
If anyone is interested in my race report it's here in the Beginners and Beyond user group.
Not sure why or how to change this, but when I click on the link it takes me to the last post, not the first which is the actual race report. Sorry about that.
Eat to run, Run to eat
Great job, and especially so since you toughed it out to complete the 50 after timing out.
It is also amazing that you had such support. Not unusual I guess, but still amazing.
Stone Mill 50m 11/16/13 12:42
Febapple Frozen 50k 2/22/14 9:20:55
DIrty German 50m 5/18/14 12:06:16
Congratulations on your first ultra.
"Rocking' around the Christmas tree,
Have a happy holiday"