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 states… One of the marathons will be on the Grand Rapids Marathon Course so I’m thinking I’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, “can I talk you out of it”? 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 I’m that much more excited about running the race but I will take as much preparation as possible.

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