Marathons & More

the husband, Poncho and I headed down to Seward for the Alaskaman

Somewhere along the way, the idea of the huzband running 50 marathons by the time he turned 50 years old emerged.  [You can read more about that conversation here.]  It was thought to be unrealistic until recently.  [I’m telling you, go read what I told you to read and you will be all caught up.]  It was also discovered recently that these 50 marathons would actually hold more than just marathons but several ultra distances as well [ultra is anything over the 26.2 miles of a marathon.]  Needless to say, before we get too old and can’t remember what the first several marathons towards this 50 are, let’s start a running list.

Who knows, at the moment, he has eight years to run 30 marathons or more. [And yes, we do count training runs. If he’s running 26.2 miles while training for an ultra, it counts in my book. I also realize now that we have entered the “ultra running world”, there really is no going back!]

  1. New York City Marathon, 2010
  2. New York City Marathon, 2011 [read about it]
  3. Rwanda Marathon, 2012 [read about it]
  4. Dallas Marathon, 2012[read about it]* he ran this one with me *
  5. Ironman Lake Placid, 2013 [read about it]
  6. Lonely Man Marathon, 2015
  7. Chicago Marathon, 2016
  8. Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon, 2018 [read about it]
  9. Fairbanks Marathon, 2018

* the following were completed during training for Comrades Ultra Marathon.

 10. Comrades Training: 29 Feb. 2019, 26.2 miles, Dead Sea, Israel
 11. Comrades Training: 23 March 2019, 31 miles, path to Willow, AK.
 12. Comrades Training: 31 March 2019, 26.2 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.  
 13. Comrades Training: 14 April 2019, 26.2 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 14. Comrades Training: 21 April 2019, 26.2 miles, he doesn’t remember where it happened, AK.
 15. Comrades Training: 26 April 2019, 26.2 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 16. Comrades Training: 27 April 2019, 26.2 miles, path to Willow, AK.
 17. Comrades Training: 3 May 2019, 31 miles, path to Willow, AK. 
 18. Comrades Training: 4 May 2019, 26.2 miles, path to Church Rd and treadmill in the garage, AK. 
 19. Comrades Ultra Marathon, 2019 [read about it here]. 

     20. Fairbanks Marathon, 2019

Coming June of 2020 is his first 24 hour race, the Alaska Endurance Trail Run.  Yes, that’s right.  Running for 24 hours.  Yesterday he ran 22 miles, so needless to say, there will be a few more ‘marathons or more’ in the next few months.  

What have I done!!!!

* the following were completed during training for the Alaska Endurance Trail Run.

 21. AK Endurance Training: 14 Feb. 2020, 26.2 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 22. AK Endurance Training: 21 Feb. 2020, 26.2 miles, Molokai, HI.
 23. AK Endurance Training: 28 Feb. 2020, 26.2 miles, Molokai, HI.  
 24. AK Endurance Training: 13 March 2020, 28 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 25. AK Endurance Training: 20 March 2020, 28 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.

 26. AK Endurance Training: 27 March 2020, 28 miles, to be completed
 27. AK Endurance Training: 10 April 2020, 30 miles, to be completed
 28. AK Endurance Training: 17 April 2020, 30 miles, to be completed 
 29. AK Endurance Training: 24 April 2020, 30 miles, to be completed
 30. AK Endurance Training: 8 May 2020, 30 miles, to be completed
 31. AK Endurance Training: 15 May 2020, 30 miles, to be completed
 31. Alaska Endurance Trail Run (24-hour race): 5 June 2020, to be completed
the huzband during the Chicago Marathon

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