Friday, July 9, 2010

Dawg Gone Long Run

I've been having an off week of training this week. I ran a couple shorter distance runs instead of my normal 10-12 mile mid-week runs.  Initially, I thought I should just think of it as a taper week for the Headlands50 on July 17. But, I don't really like the idea of tapering when my ultimate goals for running ultras is to finish the race within the allotted time and enjoy the experience. Anyway, I found a posting on Stephanie's 50marathonchallenge blog about a local 50 mile race this Saturday, July 10. I read a little bit about the race, and thought that this could definitely make my weekend running more interesting, and with it only having a $25 registration fee, I could stop at any time and not feel bad about it. It could be a long training run with aid stations. After some consideration, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. So, unofficially, I will be attempting to complete two 50 mile races in back-to-back weekends. It'll be interesting to see how this goes, and a challenge non-the-less.

I will be posting a post race report this weekend. It will be interesting to see what tomorrow holds. I will definitely be going out to finish the entire 50 miles in this Dawg Gone Long Run!


  1. Good luck tomorrow, B!

  2. Back to Back 50's!! YEAH MAN... there will be napping...

  3. That sounds great! I'm jealous! I love running long races as training runs with aid stations. Looking forward to your report.