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 huzband during the Chicago Marathon

* 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

Originally, the husband was going to run the Alaska Endurance Trail Run in Fairbanks in June of 2020 (it’s a 24 hour race).  However, due to Covid-19 the race was canceled.  Yet, that won’t stop us.  Instead, June 5 the husband will toe an imaginary line as he takes on his first 24 hour race; a race we have entitled COVID-100.  Yes, that’s right.  Running for 24 hours with a goal of 100 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 now COVID-100 Alaska Endurance 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, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 27. AK Endurance Training: 10 April 2020, 30 miles, treadmill in the garage, AK.
 28. AK Endurance Training: 17 April 2020, 30 miles, Settler’s Bay Coastal Trail, AK. 
 29. AK Endurance Training: 24 April 2020, 30 miles, Settler’s Bay Coastal Trail, AK.
 30. AK Endurance Training: 8 May 2020, 30 miles, Settler’s Bay Coastal Trail, AK.
 31. AK Endurance Training: 15 May 2020, 30 miles, Settler’s Bay Coastal Trail, AK.
 32. COVID-100 Alaska Endurance Run (24-hour race): 5 June 2020.
the huzband and I on the last mile of the COVID 100

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