I said a 50 mile race was a goal for the year. So when I saw this race I figured it was the one. It is only an hour drive from my house, affordable and flat. My 3 criteria. It is coming up super quickly, sooner than I wanted but there is not a lot of local choices for the 50 mile. Then considering that most of my training has to be on the roads or treadmill a hard trail wouldn't be a great choice for my first 50 miler.
My goal of the race is to finish and not feel like death rather than a certain time. I am just trying to log 50+ miles a week and hopefully closer to 65 a week at the peak. The 2nd part of my training is working up to running 50 miles in a two day period. Right now I'm at 30 miles for a 2 day long run. Saturday I ran for 15.5 miles total and Sunday I did 14.5. My legs still felt pretty good after Sundays run so I'm feeling a lot better about this race going well. My biggest concern is the long runs. I really can't go that long on a treadmill so I have to work out my babysitting and the weather. That worked out for me this past weekend but for the most part these winter temps are a little too cold for me. Especially when trying to run long distance.
Last half mile on Sunday was actually walking the dog but I was also caring this on my shoulders so I think it counts.
I'm looking for a volunteer to drive me home after the race. Anyone love me enough to drive me home? This would probably also mean dropping me off since I won't want to leave my car there. I hear Ottawa is a great place to hang out for 10 hours or not so much.