Saturday, March 26, 2011
7 Marathons in 7 days..and a 50k?
Local ultra running legend Jim Parry recently came to a Team RED meeting and told of his plans to run 7 marathon distances in 7 days starting May 23rd and ending May 29th by running the Med City Marathon. Jim is hoping to inspire and motivate kids in the Stewartville area by running his routes near the schools and encouraging anyone to join him during his runs. Knowing that Jim loves to run "ultra" distances I mentioned that we are doing a 50k at Chester Woods this year. I thought "no way is he going to be interested in running a 31 mile race after a grueling 183.4 mile week". I was wrong. Now the goal is 7 marathons in 7 days five short days of rest and a 50k trail run with some pretty decent hills. Now I think I'm motivated and inspired. RUN JIM PARRY RUN!!!!! http://mrparrysendurancechallenge.blogspot.com/