This past weekend I snuck up to Steamboat Springs, CO to run in the 2012 Mt. Werner Classic. For the last 17 or os years, the Mt. Werner Classic has entertained runners with a 5 and 12 mile trail run option. This year, Race Director Emily Conjura did away with the shorter distances and challenged runners with a new 50K only option.
I hadn't run an official 50K even since September 2008. I had an amazing afternoon while patiently letting the miles flow beneath me along a truly challenging course. Made some new friends and enjoy the small ultra crowd that had gathered at this Eco Friendly event. I'll tell you more of the story later, but for now.. enjoy the video version.