April 5? Well, that's almost a whole week later than this year. It's bound to be hot. Train in the heat as much as you can people! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> I know it's not really possible, but I hope it isn't too hot that day.<br><br>
I'm marking my calendar.
Does reg open Sept 1st? It will be my first 50M. Can't wait!<br><br>
BTW... I just realized that I am probably the only one in this thread running the 50...LOL pretty sure you're all doing the 100...oops!
IEH4M: There is no reason in the world to be apologetic about a fifty. So far I think that is my favorite distance.<br><br>
Does anyone know how long it will take for the 100 to fill? I'm thinking about it, but would kind of like to get my first 100 out of the way at the end of Oct before I sign up.
Tks for the encouragement, Hippo. I've been reading a lot about ultras and 50 still seem gigantic to me! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
sistergolden - I am in North Raleigh and couldn't find a single flat spot since I moved here last December. LOL... Even the experienced guys from Raliegh Running Outfitters could not think of one. Let's say my hips are paying the price (surprisingly not my knees), but it just doesn't stop me. I'm stubborn. Schedule and child care issues don't allow me to drive away from my neighborhood, but I have no trail experience, so I better get my butt in gear to train in Umstead a couple of times a week at least.
I am in for the 50 miler and I am brigning a new member for the crew, since I will be out running. My best friend (who Durt knows as the RD from RBC) will be in there to help crew. I am so looking forward to it!!!!<br><br>
Hippo... [peer pressure]I think you should just sign up, you know you want too. All the cool kids are doing it... come on, you know you'll do it...[/peer pressure]
IEatHills -- I'm a little west of the Outer Banks in the ******* swamp (help!). Actually Raleigh is on my short list of places to relocate. Anyway, our only hills here are highway overpasses. Umstead is a very trail-newbie friendly trail. It's basically a smooth packed dirt road.<br><br>
Hippo: do it! do it! do it!
sister - I haven't been to the Outer Banks yet. I like RAleigh a lot so far. Cool about the friendly trail.<br><br>
Hippo - just add another voice, I have to say it... YOU MUST DO IT. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
DETurtle - how's the RBC 50K?
it filled up by early november last year i believe, or late october. races fill up faster each year because of people being paranoid of it selling out <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
yeah Hippo!!!! no matter what happens at your other race you should come out to Umstead.