The Ultra Experience

Here's to the adventures of my life which are usually ultra marathon trail running or fly fishing but may include other trips, experiences, thoughts, opinions, or pretty much whatever I want. As co-founder of Altra Footwear my life and adventures seemingly revolve more around developing and promoting the best footwear in the world...and I love it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Upcoming Race- Timp Trail Marathon

My training has been great for the month of May and here I go into another race. Aside from having to travel to California over the weekend AND having a nasty head cold which keep me from running all weekend, I am feeling very prepared and excited for these next couple of races.

Timp Trail Marathon is in its first year and looks to be a classic. Race directors are Marc Sanderson and Shaun Christian both experienced ultra runners who have put together a gnarly little course that should provide quite the thrill. With 8,700 ft of gain and loss with 100% dirt this marathon should be a challenge. I know I'm excited. You can still sign up or at least put it on the calender for next year. I was out on the course today and it was amazing! I have no idea about competition but I plan to go 90% and test my fitness. Saving the A game for Squaw Peak.

Didn't get my long run in on the Squaw course last week but I've got a couple runs planned over the next week, so I'll soon post some course updates. Weather is awesome so get out on those trails!

2 comments:

Karl said...

Gotta love the climb up Grove Creek to the top of Battle!

Manners said...

Hey Brian-
We'll see you at Timp.
Keep me posted on the SP50 course and snow coverage.
Hope things are well.
Aric