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What is your dream race? (or races!)

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Its no secret mine is Badwater.<br><br>
I would also love to do Marathon De Sables, but i need a sugar daddy for that one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
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Probably too many to mention, but I dream to race:<br><br>
Massanutten 100<br>
Comrades Marathon<br>
Ooh. I forgot that one!
I really really want to do Massanutten, especially after my last race, i feel more confident. I was debating doing it this year, but i think Old Dominion Memorial 100 (2 weeks later) is a better bet for my BW resume. UNLESS my coach says i can do both, which i doubt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I will finalize next year after the Western States lottery.<br><br>
dg1- are you gonna throw your name in the hat for WS this year? i forget if i asked you already or not.
AC100, Plain, ATY, C4P (now back, sorta), Hardwalk.
My dreams are still pretty small.<br><br>
The race this Saturday is one of them.<br><br>
After that, the Tussey Mountainback. I've done it as part of a relay team, and I've done a long run on part of the course, and someday I would like to do the 50 miler. In addition to training up to the length, I will need some vast improvements in my pace to make the cutoffs. I highly doubt this will be my first 50 miler, I will need to find a kinder, gentler one for that.<br><br>
After that, Laurel Highlands. What a beautiful part of the state.<br><br>
Those are far far in my future.
WS - without the drama<br>
I am not running Badwater<br>
Any race where I would meet merigayle (sorry I can't be sugar daddy).
I do not think i could ever do Hardrock. I am deathly afraid of heights and some of those trails are scary in pictures! lol.
I just want to prove to myself that I am a goat. I'll have to move out that way first though. I won't even dream while I am living in Michigan.
what's the elevation there?
As a wanna-be, quasi ultrarunner, I'll chime in...<br><br>
Gotta be Comrades for me. Badwater is intriguing in a scared sh!tless kinda way, but Comrades sounds so exotic and far away. I should probably start off with doing a 100 miler before I start talking too much though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
You could start with Comrades <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> The more i run and the more races i do, the more scary Badwater becomes, if that makes sense?
Mostly between 10 & 14K feet, with over a half-dozen forays over 13K. 33K+ total elevation gain, and virtually all the trail is really bad and exposed. It's more of a "100 mile mountain climb" than it is a trail race.<br><br>
This was one of Scott Jurek's two goal races for 2007, and his winning time was <b>26:08</b>! Of course, Scott is all inexperienced and not very talented so... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
as Kirk Johnson said in his book, the longer the race takes, the harder it is. 48 hours to complete Hardrock says a lot about the technicality and difficulty of this race.
My dream race is maybe more of a matter of pride. Did not finish the Pittsfield Ultra challenge last year so next year I'm gonna get my revenge. I'm already signed up.<br><br>
I would love to do massanutteten race in a few years. Saw the video Two runners 100 miles and should be a tough challenge.<br><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"></a>
HI Roly!!!!!!! Are you coming out to VT this weekend?
And oh, there are at least a dozen races on the west coast on my dream list...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
I'd like to but with my luck I'd get picked on the first try. I gotta' get a few 50's and Umstead out of the way first. Ask me again in 11 days...
Roly- you picked that race as your first 50M, that was INSANE. You gave an incredible effort and will kick its ass next year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
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