I've had a couple great runs, including a 2 hour, 41 minute romp on the Ice Age Trail through 6 inches of new snow. This weekend I'm hoping to run a total of 6 hours on trails, including the entire Ice Age Trail 50k course.
I've got a seminar near Milwaukee, so I'm camping out in the woods near the trail and making a weekend of it. I. Can't. Wait.
Check out Steve Q's recent post on 50 milers. It's great stuff...especially this:
I've continued [to run ultras] because of the following reasons: 1) The people you meet doing these things are great. 2) The scenery is worth the trip. 3) I keep thinking I'm learning what I need to do, but keep getting surprised; surprises like that are rare. 4) In a group of mud-caked sweaty middle-aged guys, I look pretty good.
Besides the 'mud-caked' part (my next 50 miler will be on roads), he's spot on! While you're there, wish him a speedy recovery as well.