A couple weeks ago I ran a 3-hour race with some of my friends. This was the first distance I had done over a half marathon. It was a trail run on a 1-km loop through the woods in the Oak Hill neighborhood of Austin, TX. I ended up running 29 loops / 18 miles which is the farthest I’ve ever run in 1 shot. This was a essentially a stepping stone for me to go from half marathon to full marathon. I’ll be running my first full marathon in February.
While I came in 9th, my friends and Robert and Austin (both vegans as well) dominated their time slots. Robert won the 3-hour and set the course record. Austin won the 24-hour. You can read his account of it here: http://solidpt.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/the-run-like-the-wind-2012-outcome/
Here’s a video that Austin’s girlfriend Christy filmed and put together for it: