"Running 26.2 miles is an awesome achievement of a lifetime. Going any further than that and you're just being an asshole" - Shannon JohnstoneOn Saturday, my wife Shannon will be attempting to run 100 miles in day.
A few years ago she disliked even the idea of ultra marathons, as she felt they disrespected her accomplishments of running marathons.
Two years ago we ran 50 miles together at Umstead (race report here), and could not imagine taking another step. We were in awe of the people around us doing the full 100 miles, and became enamored with the relaxed, friendly, and somewhat nutty ultra running community.
Since then she has become an even stronger runner, while I have simply run myself into the ground. So I will be hanging out at the park, "crewing" for her. Since the race pretty much provides runners with anything they would desire, I really won't have much to do.
So I started this blog to report and chronicle our experience as the day unfolds. I plan on posting "real time" hourly updates and pictures, not just of Shannon's journey but of the race in general as well.
If I am lucky, I may get some others to contribute to this blog.
|Shannon running (briefly) with one her idols, Jill Perry|