I know it might seem like blasphemy to say this, ( considering this is Tales of the Runner) but I really enjoy walking and hiking. I get into the "Zen Zone", if you know what I mean.
Now if I decide to walk a marathon or hike an Ultra, I'll have to worry about time cut-offs. There are a few of them that have finish line cut-offs that coincide with 50 mile or longer races.
There is always the possibility of doing a hike on my own. I've been looking at the John Wayne Pioneer trail that goes from the Washington/Idaho border to North Bend, Washington. There are some very scenic areas from Cle Elum to North Bend.
Then there is always the Spokane Centennial Trail. A paved bike/walking path the runs from Idaho to North of Spokane for anything from 37 to 60 miles.
I did find a 50k in Priest Lake, Idaho, and the RD is generous enough to have a 9 hour finish line cut-off, to accommodate all abilities.
|Jules and I on a Hike|
I know Jules appreciates all the walking!!
Until next time....Mike.