The Green Lakes Endurance Runs are tomorrow! I was very torn on whether I should run the 50k or the 100k. After a bit of thought, I decided to sign up for the 100k. I’ve never run that far before, and I thought it would be a nice challenge!
The race is a 7.77 mile loop. The 50k runners do it four times and the 100k runners do it eight times. It’s very scenic. While there are a couple of hills, it is relatively “easy” for a trail ultra. The 50k is about +/- 2000 feet and the 100k is about +/- 4000 feet. The weather has been dry and the trails are in excellent condition!
It’s going to be hot! The temperature is going to climb into the mid-80s, which will definitely add to the challenge. I’m not sure about the humidity – I’m guessing there will be some. The Serengeti will definitely be hot!
This is the race that started it all for me – it was my first ultra a couple of years back. After being my first 50k, it seems fitting that it will also be my first 100k!
The race director, Tim Hardy, does a great job. In addition, some of my friends are running/crewing, so it should be a great day. As an added bonus, it is pretty close to my house, so I get to sleep in my own bed the night before – win!
The race is a little later this year, which is pretty cool because there are so many other great races going on around the area and the world (Twisted Branch, Cascade Crest and UTMB to name a few). It’s a little easier knowing that there are so many other folks out there who are also in the pain cave.
Are you racing this weekend?
Do you have nostalgia about your first race at a given distance?