Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gators on my tail...

Well, I wanted to post a quick master competitor update to all of you who are on the edge of your seats, waiting and worrying about my effort at the upcoming Green Swamp 50K.

There's a lot of hype around this event regarding its difficulty. As the artwork to the left suggests, we are to be fearful of semi-aquatic creatures that might devour us in the wetlands.

Actually, a course description has been posted and we're looking at a river crossing near the end of the race.

So bring on the Green Swamp monsters.

What I like about this race is that it's a true loop course. No disrespect to the other fine ultras in Florida, but multiple loop courses have a repetitious flavor of their own. A single loop adds the dimension that every foot strike is one more step towards the finish. And, all the terrain is new to discover and there is no pre-planning for the loops to come.

I'm getting locked and loaded for this race. It's a great way to break out the ultra calendar for 2009.

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