Skyline-to-the-Sea 50k and I'm now signed up!
This is a really beautiful area of California combining the tall redwoods at the start and ending up down at the ocean. The photo (which I stole from the website above) shows the teeny runners waiting to start in the redwoods.
It's a point to point race so you really have that feeling of traveling from A->B under your own steam (and all the views on the way are new).
This will be my second trail race and my very FIRST Ultra. There is a lot of up-and-down so I plan to walk all uphills and run slow pace (11 min/mile) for the flats (if any !).
I'm thinking 6 hours might be doable but I don't really care too much about the time, I just want to finish reasonably "easily". ...i.e. no death march. The timing limit for the course is 8 hours so I should be ok there.
I need to do more hilly trail runs and more quad strengthening so I don't have problems with all the downhill.
I'm really looking forward to this run! I will probably lose 15 minutes just from taking so many pictures ;)