Thursday, March 30, 2006

50-Mile Trail Run Weekend


Well, tomorrow I'll be driving to Kanopolis State Park, Kansas. On Saturday, I'll be running at the Rockin' K Trail Run. This year, I'm not (too) injured, so I'll be doing the 50-Miler instead of the marathon. Woo-hoo! This course is so much fun! I'll post some up-to-date photos, after the run. We are going to camp in "Elemental Conditions" in a campground near the race. Fellow Trail Nerd Kyle, my spouse, and my dog will be driving out with me.

My fastest PR on this particular 50-Mile course is 10:02:00. I don't plan on any speed records this year, as my knee is still hurting from a fall that I took 3 weeks ago. It will just be a "fun run" for me, and hopefully help keep me in 100-Mile shape for some upcoming runs, later this year.

Previous event photos taken by yours truly: 2004, 2005.

12 comments:

running42k said...

Good luck on the race.

I think I need some coffee because I originally read that your dog was driving you to the race.

Dirt Runner said...

Good Luck and have fun! Hope the knee hold up as well.

shliknik said...

Good luck to Ben and all the other KC Trail Nerds. Hope you guys have a blast.

J

Ben aka "Good Ben" said...

Good luck and take care of the knee so you can drag me through Berryman! Hope you guys have a great time. My race will be over MUCH sooner on Saturday. :-D

D said...

Good luck BadBen!

KT said...

Good luck! Rock it, baby.

E-Speed said...

awesome! Hope you have a good time!

Sue said...

oh wow, what an amazing place to run!

Good luck, 50 MILES, I can only do that one in my dreams (or would that be nightmares?)

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Sue,

I used to think the same thing, 10 years ago. At the time, I thought that 2 marathons per year were my physical limit. Actually, it was just a mental limit for me. Once I wrapped my meager little brain around the idea of longer distances, I COULD do it.

Happy trails,
Bad Ben

olga said...

This trail looks awesome! But muddy water? I don't know:)
Don't sink!

Rae said...

Very cool trail run!! Good luck and take lots of pics!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

That's quite the course. Hope you had a great race.