I love that ultras could be confused with a family barbecue sometimes. Marathon or longer number 164 was the July installment of the 8 Hours of Hell series in Oscar Scherer Park just outside Sarasota. The course is a 3.25 mile loop consisting of 1 mile of beautiful Florida trail run followed by a mile and a half of Jeep road and finally three quarters of a mile of sugarsand almost all of which was exposed to the sun when it wasn’t hiding behind the clouds. There were concerns about rain, and we got some for about 2 minutes into mile 2. Just a splash to top off the humidity. Fun fact: There is an Amish community in Sarasota named Pinecraft where Amish and Mennonite families vacation due to the proximity of a community and the Mennonite Tourist Church.