neither as crazy as the Barkley <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
i think the 200 mile New England race is going to be interesting. Very tight time limits from what i understand, and a lot of climbs for the race, almost no support/self supported. I think it would have been interesting to see how McNaughton did for the next couple years and go from there.
I guess I'm in it for the social atmosphere as much as anything.<br><br>
Some of the longest races are so thinly attended, and the field so spread out, that it loses that. In my tiny hippo brain it just dumps into the bucket of "crazy people off doing something weird on their own."<br><br>
But something like ATY? Totally a happening with everyone hanging out for 3 days and running. People go over 200 miles there pretty regularly.<br><br>
And I just looked on their site - Aaron Doman is planning to run 50 miles while his dad does 200K. I've met Aaron, a totally cool kid; he's 11.
As I trained over the last couple years, I had a saying that guided me:<br><br>
"Dreaming of running further than ever before."<br><br>
Well, that worked for the 12-hour run, and then acheiving the 100 mile distance. I'm not sure how much further I want to go.<br><br>
I have, however, thought about doing a double Laurel Highlands or double Mohican. In reality though, I wonder what's the point.<br><br>
A run across the continental U.S. is somewhat intriguing too.
someone made a good point on the ultralist and said, where are you going to get volunteers to stick around for 60 or 70 hours? that is so true. Badwater is self supported and you are required to bring your own crew. McNaughton started the 150 miler at night on Friday and is a pretty big race.