Ultra Running (2014)

“I decided to go for a little run.”
– Forrest Gump
 

“Perhaps the genius of ultrarunning is its supreme lack of utility.
It makes no sense in a world of space ships and supercomputers to run vast distances on foot.
There is no money in it and no fame, frequently not even the approval of peers.
But as poets, apostles and philosophers have insisted from the dawn of time,
there is more to life than logic and common sense.
The ultra runners know this instinctively. And they know something else that is lost on the sedentary. They understand, perhaps better than anyone, that the doors to the spirit will swing open with physical effort. In running such long and taxing distances they answer a call
from the deepest realms of their being — a call that asks who they are …”
– David Blaikie

“If you can’t run, then walk. And if you can’t walk, then crawl.
Do what you have to do. Just keep moving forward and never, ever give up.”
– Dean Karnazes

My planned event schedule:
April 12, 2014 – Horsetooth Half Marathon (13.1 mi) ->Ft. Collins, CO
May 3, 2014 – Collegiate Peaks Trail Run (25 mi) ->Buena Vista, CO
June 1, 2014 – Steamboat Marathon (26.2 mi) ->Steamboat Springs, CO
June 29, 2014 – Heart and Sole Half Marathon (13.1 mi) ->Boulder, CO
DROPPED: August 16, 2014 – Grand Traverse Mountain Run (40 mi) ->Crested Butte, CO
September 13, 2014 – Run, Rabbit, Run Endurance Run (50 mi) ->Steamboat Springs, CO
Use the following link for greater detail of all the races.

 

Ultra running. This page isn’t yet developed, but some interesting and/or entertaining reads I found on my initial sweep of ultra running investigations.
Ultra Mania – By Michael Finkel