Friday, May 23, 2008

Promise Land 2008 Fact Sheet

  • Distance: 32 - 34ish Miles or 31 Horton Miles

  • Time: 8:39:15

  • Temp: 65 at start, 80 at finish

  • Humidity: Normal

  • Weight: 184 lbs

  • BF%: ?

  • BMI: ?

Friday, May 2, 2008

2008 Promise Land 50K Race Report

How I arrived at Promise Land

How did I arrive at the start of the 2008 Promise Land 50K? I was pondering this question as a drove home after finishing the race. The short answer is that I drove to the Promise Land Youth Camp on Friday afternoon, but that is not how I arrived. It all started back in September of last year when I read Dean Karnazes book “Ultra Marathon Man”. I know it sounds like a corny movie script, but that book ignited something off deep inside of me. Up to this point I was a 2 hour 1/2 marathon runner. I had always loved backpacking and hiking in the mountains so this Ultra Marathon thing seemed like it would be a good fit for me.