June 19th, 2004
As I stretch my achy legs out under the airplane seat in front of me, I begin to realize that I might just have another 50 miler in these legs after all. Was it only two days ago that I thought I was through with anything more than a 50K…a FLAT 50K? I had saved the most recent edition of UltraRunner magazine for the return flight and you know, that Great Eastern 100K looks pretty good for early September…or maybe the Durango Duo or Where’s Waldo 100K out West next year. I had been curious about a mountain ultra for some time, maybe ever since I crossed the finish line after struggling through the Palo Duro 50 Miler last October. But there was way too much to do, like really prepare for and run MY race at Sunmart! Check, did it, finished in just under 10 hours and rushed home to register for the Bighorn Mountain Wild & Scenic Trail 50 Miler, run in the Bighorn Mountains near Sheridan, Wyoming.
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