When I choose a race, the destination is as important to me as the event itself. But sometime this past year, I realized, I didn't have to participate in an event to go to cool places. The transition from Ironman to ultrarunning has opened up a lot of possibilities for me.
Coming to the above conclusion, I started searching around to see where I wanted to go (read: run). I quickly compiled a list and near the top due to its geographic location, hours south of my home, Joshua Tree National Park.