A 50K ultra is not really a race. It's an endurance event. Whether you are a fast or a slow runner, the goal is the same -- to finish the race. To finish what you started. To finish your challenge. For better or for worse, running is a part of who you are as a person. There will be bad days as a runner, and there will be good days as a runner. But all runners agree that they'd rather have a bad day as a runner than a good day as a non-runner. I may be slow, but I'm the best athlete I know how to be. I have given into this passion to experience the primal joy of doing something you love. I hope you will too.