My crew and I headed to a book signing for Dean Karnazes recently. Dean is the author of Ultramarathon Man. He has done a ton of amazing endurance events and most recently ran 350 Miles consecutive! The next on his adventure list is running 50 marathons in 50 days in all 50 statesâ€¦ One of the marathons will be on the Grand Rapids Marathon Course so Iâ€™m thinking Iâ€™ll head-out for that one and run as well. During the book signing we had a chance to speak with him for a couple of minutes and I mentioned to him that I would like to run the Leadville Marathon in 2007 and the first thing he said was, â€œcan I talk you out of itâ€? I found that pretty interesting. Here is a man who ran 151 miles to the start of a 199 mile relay race [that involves teams of 12] by himself and he was asking me if he could talk me out of running 26.2 miles in Leadville Colorado. Lets just say I did listen but Iâ€™m that much more excited about running the race but I will take as much preparation as possible.