Lifetime Big, Long Thing (Marathon or longer) #181 completed at the Hoosier Ultra Frigid Fifty (50k) in Chain O’Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana. A chilly but tolerable day for December in Northern Indiana (Overcast with a high of 31) made this two loop course with about 2300 feet of elevation gain a nice workout before spending time with my family. The foliage did however obscure a number of odd shaped rocks, roots, and slick spots, however I did not fall, so according to Kramer’s Law this is not a trail race. Fun, possibly factitious, fact: According to Wikipedia anyway, this race is the 12th largest ultramarathon in North America. I find this information very difficult to believe, nor can I find a citation. Proceed with extreme caution.