The time is here! I can’t believe I’m going to be running 50 miles on Sunday?!? I’m really excited and no nerves (yet). My training honestly felt really strong and I’m mentally prepared thanks to my MS Run The US relay last year at this time. It’s supposed to be in the mid 70’s (so a bit warm) and possible thunderstorms later in the day (hopefully I’ll be finished before they start).
Flashback to many, many snowy runs!
I gained so much elevation, continued with strength training three times a week, and somehow ended up with a half marathon PR.
I also snagged a marathon PR
I ran outside as much as possible and climbed as much elevation/ hilly routes as I could possibly find (since there was limited trail access during most of my training).
I had some really mentally tough runs, including some double-digit runs where I was honestly so exhausted. BUT I pushed through them and find more strength within me than I knew I had.
I got to run along the pacific ocean during my training!
I also got to explore some trails before moving back to Maine and beginning the taper!
I ran 858.50 miles this training cycle and gained 42, 579’ in elevation over 25 weeks. I feel strong, prepared, and ready.
I’ve got all of my food ready for my crew. I know I’ve overpacked and they’ll have a lot of stuff that I may want, but I also don’t want to leave anything to chance! I’ve got a few pairs of socks to change and various shoes (I hope to change them each of my three loops since it will be pretty muddy out there). My plan is to also eat something every 30-35 minutes (whether a gel or real food, but I want to try to stick to as much real food as I can).
I picked up my bib today and saw the start/ finish line! So incredibly beautiful out there!
Ready for a day of challenges, running, exploring, meeting new runners, and celebrating all of my training!
Plans for the long weekend?!?
Anyone else racing this weekend? GOOD LUCK!