I’ve updated my Race Schedule with the races I’m definitely doing between Jan.-June of next year. Check it out!
The race that has me most excited right now is I’m making my ultramarathon debut at Two Oceans Ultramarathon in Cape Town, South Africa! It’s 56K (~34.7968 miles), so it’s a reasonable step-up from the marathon. I’m grateful for the Nedbank Running Club’s willingness to sponsor me for this race. Besides Comrades Ultramarathon, this is probably the second most competitive/lucrative ultra in the world. It bills itself as, “The most beautiful marathon in the world”. The 50K World Record was set here (3:08), which also means the possibility of going for the American Record. However, I hear it’s a very hilly course, so the priority will be to place as high as I can and roll with the course/conditions. Mississippi Blues Marathon will be a good early test, since it’s the hilliest course I’ve run in the US. Mercedes is fairly hilly too. Otherwise, I’ll be doing a lot of strength work and using my Hyperwear Weight Vest for part of my hill runs like I did last winter/spring.