Friday, May 4, 2012

Return to Bear Mountain

First 50k at Bear Mt. 2009
Last year at this time I decided to take a pass on The North Face 50 Miler at Bear Mountain due to injury. Now less than 24 hours from my return I am psyched to be back on some of my favorite trails and the most challenging 50 miler I have ever run. Bear Mountain is also the site of my first ultra, the 50k back in 2009. So much has happened since then, but one thing that remains the same is how difficult this course is. It is technical and includes over 14,000 feet of elevation change. The rain we have been getting the last few days will not make this adventure any easier.

I will certainly share my experience again this year.  For now, here is the post I wrote after the 2010 race which compared my experience with race winner Geoff Roes.

I am also looking forward to running the 10k at Bear on Sunday with my family. Tani will be out there as she continues her training for her first half marathon in June and our boys Jared and Kyle will be making their first attempt at this distance. My sister-in-law Cheryl will be kicking ass in the 5k.

Hope you all have a great weekend on the trails, roads or wherever else you may be exploring. Peace

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