I think it will be a good way to celebrate my 30th birthday to go to the Grand Canyon and run the Rim to Rim to Rim, about 42 miles, this coming week. This one-day run has become really popular with ultra runners within the last year, I think due to all the super fast runners who keep going there and setting new FKT's, I can count 4 runners who set new FKTs in 2011. It's a great place to get in some off-season training with the added benefit of the beauty of the location. The weather also tends to be pretty good there, a nice benefit for those of us who live on the rainy coast.
Stay tuned for more on our trip!