Monday, April 9, 2012

In 12 Days...

Shoot! Where did the past month go!! (well, actually...we know the answer to that). It did not go as planned, especially as far as the training schedule is concerned. In times like this, I am glad we have run 6 fulls previously and don't fear the 50k distance. We do not have the experience of climbing 7000+ feet combined w/31 miles, though. So I have decided that is not what this run is.

It is a series of small, hilly, but doable runs. A 9:59 hour day of these runs, in approx. miles:
8, 7, 7.5, 5, 3.1. A challenge, yes...but doable. If you are wondering, that is the distance between each of the aid stations, so its just a matter of making it from one to the next, to the next, to the next.... this really only 12 days away???


  1. Yes it is! And just getting between the aid stations is the approach I take as well. Sadly, I will be doing a race there with a "5" and a "K", but it will be missing a "0". I warned Diane (who didn't need a warning it turned out) that I was going to stay until you and a few others I know come steaming triumphantly across that finish line.

    This will be hard for you too. But it's a great challenge that you two will overcome relatively easily. You are so much better prepared than you might be thinking. I can't wait to see you two finish this, and then start eyeing the 50 mile races...

    1. Thank you for the encouragement Allen!
      We will try not to keep you waiting till the bitter end but no promises : )
      Hope the knee is improving!
      Did you watch the AR50 feed yesterday?? I saw Janeth and a few others finish.