What is it like to run 50 Miles around a homemade 4 mile loop? Well, I would say it is really not that sexy, nor absolutely breath-taking. No mountain peaks, no ocean views, no beautiful wooded trails, just pavement around some buildings take shape the beauty in the mundane.
Before You start thinking this is another Coronavirus commentary, this is something much more than that. Something much more important. Let me explain…
I have run Caumsett 50k a few times before. Once in 2016, 2019 and again in 2020. Every year I have run it, it has been a Road USA 50k championship, where the top finishers under 3 hours -earn automatic qualifying times for the National team.
I had one more morning run to go on before we would make the trip to Myoko.
I have to start by saying that this was a trip of a lifetime! Japan is such a special place in the world and the people and culture of the region truly are one of a kind. The trip out to Japan started when I placed 5th at the USA Snowshoe National Championship in 2019Continue reading “2020 World Snowshoe Championships: Japan! Part 1: The Trip to Japan and Tokyo”