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There's a bunch of these on Kevin Sayres' page...I thought of some more as I daydreamed during this past weekend's race...<br><br>
You know you're an ultrarunner when -<br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">Your human resources manager asks you why you have been looking up “dirty girl” on the Internet and you have a legitimate excuse.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You give a detailed description of your current diarrhea problem to a complete stranger who you have just met and they think nothing of it.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You think nothing of dropping your pants to show strangers your chafe.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You’re in your 30’s and 40’s and you drink Ensure.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You easily get beat by people who are twice your age.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You run a 50K on your taper week.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:medium;">You round your finishing times to the nearest hour.</span>
 

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When you start the race director says "Have a nice day!"<br><br>
Having salted potatoes at 7 in the morning (after running for 2 hours) feels normal.<br><br>
The phrase "See you in a couple of hours" only makes you think of the next aid station, not being finished.
 

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I'm not an ultra... but going to do my first trail race (a mere HM). I was told to be ready that it's a different philosophy out there, among the ultras. Looking at the profile you're building for the ultrarunner, I guess I'll stand out easily <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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you spend hours on line looking at split times from Umstead or Vermont or checking run 100s and kevin sayers's site instead of surfing for porn. (your non-ultra running friends just don't get that.)<br><br>
you keep going back to websites for 100s you long to run (my latest is the headlands 100 in Marin county) instead of surfing for porn, like most of your friends.<br><br>
your webstie favorites list is full of ultra races, ultra sites and nutrition or running gear companies.
 

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You wake up at 4 am just to run a HM for training and think nothing of it.<br><br>
You get the crazy idea to run a mountain highway in the middle of the night in the dead of winter<br><br>
Body Glide isn't just for nipples anymore<br><br>
You wear toe socks to work<br><br>
You drive 100 Miles and try to figure out what 100 Milers are comparable to the elevation of the drive you just took.<br><br>
You look for ways to make your training runs harder (stream crossings, busy intersections, night, winter, etc etc)
 

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There is a "smilies" thing for this too... if you click on [<span style="text-decoration:underline;">More</span>] you'll see it after scrolling down quite a ways... actually... Theres a few...<br><br>
Do I dare post them? hmmm... (Extreme Running Meets Extreme Smilies)<br>
HEY.. THE SITE PROVIDES THEM! <img alt="la.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/la.gif"> (just an example)<br><br>
Oh... you know you're an ultra-runner when you send HOURS trying to make a google earth fly over of a course.
 

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That smilie just represents someone trying to make themselves puke up 19 hours worth of PBJ sandwiches so they can make it the last 20 miles of a race...nuttin' dirty 'bout that...
 

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When your vacations are really destination races in disguise (Tetons!) <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> (i cannot think of a day off of work in the past few years where there was not a race involved!)
 

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When you inform your department chair that you can't teach any classes this summer becasue you need a full 16 weeks off to meet the demands of your race schedule.
 

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When your work schedule and business hours are altered to accommodate for ultra training <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif">
 

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Be prepared to do a lot of climbing. I just finished the Pirates Cove 30k there last weekend. LOTS of climbing. Will be crewing for Katemd with her sister there in August as she tackles her first 100.
 
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