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Aug 31, 2013

Why the HELL am I doing a trail full.......?

Of course, it's to have fun and the North Country Trail marathon looks like an incredible race but I'm running the trail marathon as a training run.  I've decided to do this trail marathon because I need the practice.  The practice for this:

Dances with Dirt 50k

Not that any trail marathon is going to prepare me for it but it's a start.  It looks like right now I have one other crazy soul, my running buddy Kevin, that will(hopefully) join me in this crazy adventure.  I have to say though, that I'm looking for more recruits.  I think it would be fun to have a team of 3-5 of us out there to keep each other company.

Here's a couple pictures from their website to give you an idea of what it's all about.

The goal for this is just to finish.  I don't care how long it takes as long as we make the cut offs to finish as official finishers.  It will be my first 50k, an Ultra!  Woohoo!  Yeah, I don't choose easy for my first race distance like this, huh?  Of course, I'm getting a little ahead of myself as they have not even done this years race but I'll assume it will continue next year as well.

Running fit had me with the Sleepy Hollow Trail Half(full review HERE) and I plan to do several of their trail races next year.


Would you run it?  Have you run it? What's your opinion?

Interested in learning more?  Go to their website HERE for more information.

Finally, I want to thank Stephanie from In Steph's Shoes for convincing me to consider this race.  I was chicken at first but facing my fears is something I'm learning this year.  Go follow her blog - she, her husband and her Dad are amazing and talented runners!

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. I am so pumped that you are doing DWD next year! You will have to come out and do some training runs with us and join our group on the event day. Our goal is always to have fun and finish. It's going to be so much fun!!!!

    1. Hah. Yeah thanks will take you up on training runs but I don't know about race day - I've seen your finish times. Lol.

    2. I think you have forgotten that I am a loyal reader and see your race results. Don't sell yourself short! You can most definitely hang with me!!

  2. I feel like a bit of a wimp for never having run that one. I think I could be convinced to sign up.

    1. Join us Mark. It's all about fun and finishing and not time(for me)

    2. Jeff is right, this event is all about having fun! Sign up!!

  3. I would love to do the North Country Trail marathon! I'm going to have to find one closer to home.