Sunday, March 8, 2015

#19 Ultramarathon is now in the books!

A beautiful bluebird day in West Yellowstone, Montana led the way for me to finish #19
"Ski" Ultramarathon on Saturday, March 7, 2015.  The ski race completed was the 36th Annual Rendezvous 50K.  I finished basically tying my PR for a 50K ski race doing it "classical style" with a time of 4 hours, 30 minutes.

Most of the racers skied "freestyle" which typically is twice as fast, so I was one of the last skiers to complete the course.  I again (like last year) finished 2nd to last beating out a 76 year old freestyle skier in the last 5K or so.  Oh, well, I had fun I am super glad I finished with a smile on my face.  It's amazing I finished with the same time as last year!

I super love these Rendezvous Ski Trails out of West Yellowstone!  These are the best trails I've ever skied on, for sure!  I love them!

Here are a few pictures.  Again, like last year, there were around 7 people standing around at the end to welcome me in.  (there are hundreds of skiers that do this race!)  They all vanished!  I got some random guy to take my picture and I walked across the street to my hotel room.  After a long soak in the hot tub, a huge steak, some unbelievable great chicken wings, and 3 great draft beers were waiting for me in the bar!  Wow, what a day!

Another $100.00 donated to Alzheimer's on 3/8/15