Monday, April 14, 2014

RR: 2014 Rockin' K 50 Miler

Saturday, April 4, 2014
Rockin' K 50 Mile Ultra
50 Miles - Kanapolis State Park, KS
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Kansas is NOT flat
After visiting the Rockin' K 50 Miler last year, it was an easy sell to return this year. The Kansas Ultrarunners Society puts on races seldom seen in the state of Colorado. Old School ultra traditions are alive and well in Kansas and it's easy to feel like part of the family from the moment you arrive. Last year, I was on a mission to lose 30 lbs and run my 5th Vermont 100, in 100-Mile PR time. This year, I'm just enjoying the journey, training for Redemption at the Big Horn 100 in June.

I've been running Ultras for 9 full years now and come July I'll be starting season 10. That seems like a long time and even feels like it. There have been few times in the 9 years I've been running ultras that I've felt ready or even equipped to try and land amongst the top runners at a race. This year, going into Kansas, I was feeling great and knew that now was as good a time as any to give it hell and see if I could land in the Top 3.