I have a couple I am looking at. One is in May. Another is sooner than May.
I don't plan to do a 50K and actually "race" the first time. And, I don't think I would do more than one this spring. One thing at a time...
Here are some photos from recent runs:
I have been running with one focus: Increase Volume (Not very cautiously). This is a situation of "Do as I say, not as I do."
Our family took a little trip to Diamond Lake recently. We don't get much snow at home; Diamond Lake is at about 5,000ft- so plenty of snow!
The idea was to go ice fishing. (My opinion: ice fishing is crazier than a 50K.) There was some snow, but my hubby and I were nervous about going out on the lake, so we ended up taking the kids tubing on a nearby slope instead.
All had fun, and at the end of the day, we stopped by the lake...and sure enough folks were out there putting a line in a hole in the ice. We now have plans to go back. A certain 5 year-old boy is eager to try his luck!
While there, I picked up a guide to the North Umpqua trail system. It's about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from me, but BEAUTIFUL and there are miles and miles of trail through forests along the North Umpqua River. One section even has a natural hot spring...Now I am trying to figure out how I can move to Glide, OR.
During all of my running, I have been testing some new fuel my brother and sister-in-law gave me for Christmas. REAL honey + electrolytes.
I never really feel like I NEED fuel in training, but am using it on long runs to try to ensure I recover quickly. It doesn't hurt that it tastes yummy!
What's your favorite long run fuel?
Would you rather go ice fishing, or run trails and soak in a hot spring?