2014: The Year of the Ultra

To say i’m nervous would be an understatement. I’m very, very nervous and with good reason. In the past week I have signed up for not only 1, but 2 ultra marathons for 2014.

Gulp!

As I take a deep breath I try to calm myself with thoughts of training hard and staying positive. But i’m excited, nervous and scared all at the same time (not necessarily in that order, ha ha).

A couple of Saturday’s ago I was lucky enough to register for the 6 Ft Track Marathon, a 45km trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer’s Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves. I have been told that this race sells out within minutes of registrations being opened so I made sure that I was sitting by the computer 9am and it paid off.

I’ve heard and read that it’s a tough course to say the least, and the elevation chart makes you want to cry just looking at it because the last 5km is all uphill…!!! But I do love hills and have some friends who can testify, Megan? Laura?! Seriously, i’m going to have my work cut out for me. I love a challenge!

Then last week I decided to register for the Northface100. The Northface100 is Australia’s premier 100km trail running event, held in the Blue Moutains National Park in New South Wales. That’s right, 100km. Surprised? Yes I was too!! What was i thinking!! I’m not sure I was thinking at all, but I figure that by May I will have the 6 Ft Track Marathon under my belt and can continue training for this adventure. What have i got to lose?! 

Now comes the planning and preparation, so feel free to share any info about ultras or trail running with me as I’m going to need all the help I can get, and…… wish me luck!

Happy Running 😀

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