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Monday, February 27, 2012

"Love Ultra" - Dwele

Actually . . . .

"FREAKING" - Love Ultra[s] but no one seems to have written that song title just yet.

So a few months back, Mandi asked me if I'd be interested joining her Ragnar [6 women - ultra] team. Heck ya, I would.

best. decision. ever.

Truth time.

This is how the conversation went down with the Pita when I told him about it.

Me: Mandi asked me to do a Ragnar with her!
Pita: sweet. when, where, blah, blah
Me: February, Wickenburg to Tempe. It's an ultra.
Pita: So you run an ultra 3 times?
Me: No a total of 37-ish miles
Pita: then that's not an ultra.
Me: well, it kinda is
Pita: It's kinda not too
Me: explain mister
Pita: well . . . . do you run 20 miles on Friday then 6.2 miles on Friday night and say you "ran a marathon"?

I'm sure I'll tick a few people off at some point during this write up. Sorry, in advance, if our opinions differ. First, you must know, I am married to the Pita. This husband of mine speaks his mind and I actually agree with some of it, some of the time.

So before I write up my review of this freaking awesome race, I have a question for you . . . . .

* *What do you consider an ultra?* *

Way too long race report to come tomorrow!!

13 comments:

Matthew Smith said...

In my opinion, anything over 26.2 is ultra. But who cares! You rock, and ran a long ways, so everyone else can get over it! :)

Rene' said...

seems like you ran far and i am going to go with the ultra. you are my idol EMZ!!

Karine said...

An ultramarathon (also called ultra distance) is any sporting event involving running longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 kilometres (26.2188 mi).

Sorry, Pita. Wikopedia defines an ultra for us. Emz, indeed, DID run an "ultra" plus!

Caroline said...

I am a fan of your mother.
that is my final answer

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

HAHA He's funny! Hmmm I think anything longer than a 26.2 counts!

Jill said...

For sure an ultra! Ragnar is a blast. I have done NW Passage here in Washington the last few years...best24 hours! Congrats and can't I can't wait to read the recap!

Johann said...

Here in South Africa that would not be an ultra but runners here are very hardcore and full of crap with details like that. A relay is a relay, a stage race is a stage race and an ultra is an ultra...further than marathon distance in one go. This past weekend was the 3 cranes 3 day stage race of 104km in the mountains. Not seen as an ultra but as a stage race of ultra distance. So here you would have done a relay of ultra distance. All of that doesn't matter in the end because to do it you still have to absolutely rock!

Robin said...

I am so dying to do an ultra! Hopefully by the end of this year, early 2013! www.dashingdiva.net

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