The ultra-marathon distance any race that is longer than that of a traditional marathon which is 26.2 miles or 42 kilometers. And often an ultra-marathon is “off-road” aka a trail race and this brings with it another level of challenge. So Ultra = longer and more difficult – now that sounds just perfect. - LOL. Today I completed the Skyline to the Sea 50k. A race that stars up in the mountains of Northern California and finds its way to the Pacific Coast Highway and a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean. Running amongst the redwoods is breathtaking and while the race course was challenging with plenty of ups and downs it was worth every bit of effort that it took to get to the finish line. It never ceases to amaze me how much of a mental game these long races are. It is truly an acquired skill to be able to push through the lows and remember that there is always another side to the lows. And today played out just as these kinds of races do. All elements were there today and it is worth every rock, root, and sore muscle when we get our commemorative medal and finisher tee shirt at the finish line.
Loving life when I am running