More musings from the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

More musings from the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

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I could probably write a short e-book about my adventure on the weekend. I just might, but for today, here are a few

Beautiful park but check out the road…

more thoughts from a long day in the Sheyenne National Grasslands:

  • People call Winnipeg “Winterpeg” and I now know why.  I was in the city for 2 days and it was basically a blizzard  for 80% of the time…
  • Talking about snow, they don’t really have the same standards of snow removal there. I drove on the highway for hours on the way down and it was basically snow drifts with only a few snowplows in sight
  • I basically had three choices for FM stations along the drive from Winnipeg to Fargo. Every second station played country, every third played classic rock and every fourth played religious rock. Now I know the black population isn’t that big in North Dakota…
  • Great people in the Prairies. My first time in Manitoba and North Dakota and it definitely won’t be my last
  • You can be overheating and freezing at once. Check out the back of my hand on the main picture. That was about 30 minutes after the start of the race
  • I still would have liked to finish the race but I’m glad I dropped out. My feet are almost back to normal but it could have been bad
  • By the way, there were only 19 finishers out of 43 registrants. The winner was in just under 8 and a half hours and the last finisher was in over 15 hours. That’s dedication!
  • I feel pretty good but I will probably take most of the week off running. I’m now looking for another ultra for the summer season. Maybe something a bit warmer will bring me a better outcome…

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Namaste!

2 Responses to More musings from the Extreme North Dakota Sandhills Ultra Run Experience #ENDSURE

  1. Lucie Boudreau says:

    Hi Eric,

    Congrats on your race whether you are a finisher or not. You were out there experiencing what ultra running in the snow is all about. Pretty extreme!

    Lache pas Eric!

    Lucie

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