After running with 2run4fun for a couple of months, I found myself running at least a HM every weekend, and not even having to restore from it. In my mind, the goal of running a Marathon became less and less a real goal and more something that would be easily achieved. Something like, OK did it, NEXT….. It is only 26.2M/42.2K, and my training runs on Sunday where more and more nearing that distance.
As most people I encounter in regard to running will acknowledge, I’m kind of eager and will push to get to my goals. So actually setting a goal to work towards is important for me.
I discovered that speed running is not really my thing, but long long distances in a slower tempo come very easy to me, so longer distances and not running a Marathon in record time should become my next goal. Enter UltraRunning…
For those that have no idea, what Ultra Running entails, basically it is running any distance above Marathon distance. But running to the start of Marathon race, and finishing is not really considered Ultra Running. So typically Ultra Running is considered to be Ultra for a single race with a distance above 50K (31M). Most common race distances for Ultra running are 50K – 50M – 100K – 100M. But there are also some races that have completely different and sometimes completely arbitrary distances. Like the famous Spartathlon race which is about 245.3K. (Yes, I hope to at least be able to qualify at some point!! 🙂 )
So knowing me, it is really easy to guess what my major Ultra Run goal would be… Sure, 100M it would and should be it.
And I found a race that probably fits my running profile, so in December 2021, the Bello Gallico 100 M will be my target, my journey, and the reason to start this blog.