In 6 more days I'll be running my first 50 miler. I think I'm ready. There is really nothing more I can do at this point. My training wasn't ideal. Would have liked to of had longer long runs but I had several 50-60 mile weeks and that will have to do. At this point running a lot more would only hurt not help so I'm totally embracing race taper and carb loading right now. Yesterday I didn't exercise and ate pizza.
Plans for the week:
run 10-12 miles
figure out what to wear at race
decide which hydration system to use
decide what to put in drop bags
hydrate like a boss
eat lots of simple carbs
I figure I have been spending 7-9 hours a week running plus cool down time, extra trips to the gym, multiple showers each day. It's like I have a whole extra day this week until I use it up all at once on Saturday.
Last Saturday, March 15th I ran the Lucky 13.1 for the 2nd time in Peculiar, MO. I used it as part of my training and didn't taper or anything for the race. I finished in 1:41:49 only 13 seconds off from my PR. 1st in my age group 30-34 and 4th women overall out of 51 so not bad. I'm thinking I need to train for a half marathon. I feel like if I did I could easily drop my time below 1:40. But more interesting to me right now is that I plugged my time into the McMillan race time/pace predictor thing and it said based on this time I should be running a 50mile at a 9:30 pace, finishing just under 8 hours. This is what I've been thinking/planning in my head. So even though I wish that a couple of my longer runs would have been a little longer i'm feeling pretty good about the race.
This race predictor said it would take me a whole day.