Friday, March 7, 2014

Running a 50-Mile Ultramarathon with Google Glass

In my 50-word #ifihadglass application essay, I wrote that I would, among other things, "record mudpit crossings during a 50-mile ultramarathon." At that point, I had run a dozen road marathons and several difficult trail events—including a trail marathon with a 3,900-foot elevation change and a pair of 50K (31-mile) ultras—but a full fifty miler would be 19 miles further than anything I'd ever run before. I treated my application as a promise, though, and resolved to run the Dances With Dirt 50-mile trail run in Hell, Michigan when I was accepted as a Google Glass Explorer.