So, what running accomplishment is getting close to the top of my awesome achievement list? I run lots of ultramarathons...and a few marathons. So far, I have completed 86 marathons or ultramarathons (70 ultras, 16 marathons). By the end of this year (4 months to go) I will have hit 90 ultras/marathons. My first was way back in May of 1999. I think by the end of 2014 I could reach 100 lifetime ultras/marathons. To me, that's quite an achievement. And I'm still setting a few personal records! Just this year, I set 50-mile and 100-mile PRs. Hope to break my marathon PR within the next year.
Here is my schedule for the rest of 2013:
- Sept 15: Evergreen Lake 32 miler
- Oct 12: Farmdale 30 miler
- Nov 9: McNotAgain 30 miler
- Nov 30: Seattle Ghost marathon
- Dec 1: Seattle marathon
Yes, I may do two marathons in two days in Seattle! Why not? I'm tentatively thinking a Boston qualifier at the Seattle Ghost marathon, then the next day, a cool-down Seattle marathon pacing my brother to his first finish! If I do all five of these races, I'll have 91 total ultras and marathons and only 9 more needed in 2014 to reach 100 lifetime ultras/marathons. Once I get that 100th ultra/marathon, I will have an achievement to be proud of...and I'll keep building on that milestone!