50k ultra marathon

Post Race Thoughts: 50k Ultra Marathon for the Meathead

Post Race Thoughts: 50k Ultra Marathon for the Meathead

32.7 miles, 7,875 feet of elevation gain, at 5,000-8,000ft above sea level. Mix that up with the incredibly beautiful landscape of Montana wilderness and just a tiny bit of wildland fire smoke, and you’ve got the HURL Elkhorn race.

After many hours of hiking up some serious mountains and running the flats and downhills, I’m still not sure if I’m a good endurance athlete, but I definitely got the gut check I was looking for.

50k Ultra Marathon Training for a Meathead

50k Ultra Marathon Training for a Meathead

I am far from an endurance athlete. I weight around 205 lbs. at 5’11 on a good day. When I’m training strength hard, I’ll get up to 215 lbs. My knees are in less than ideal shape after several ACL replacement surgeries. 

What in the hell would make me think that running a 50k ultra marathon race is a good idea?