A great article from Sunday's Star Tribune on ultrarunning, my only concern is that thousands may start showing up, nah that won't happen, at least I hope it wont. It is a well written article and captures some what I love about running ultra events. Here is a link to the article, I captured a couple of the quotes and pictures below in case you don't want to check it out but check it out, it's worth it.
Surf the Murph 50 mile start
Ultramarathoners must be willing to deal with a little, or a lot, of discomfort. They must be expert problem-solvers, often making adjustments on the fly. They need to have tenacious work ethics and be OK with lots of alone time. They have to look at the glass as half full -- even, according to Taylor, "when the cup is bone dry." Great quote from John Taylor.
I think this was looking back towards the southern section from the horse trail aid station
"For every bad moment in a race, I'd say there are five or 10 great moments," she said. "When you've trained really well for something, it's the sense that you feel very strong, mentally and physically. It's a real sense of accomplishment." quote from Helen Lavin