Wow,… Thursday…we meet again!…There is a little to talk about with Amanda and her Thinking Out Loud Thursday’s 🙂
I live to tell the tale of…
Kansas Rails-to-Trails Fall Ultra Extravaganza – Prairie Spirit Trail 50K
I AM AN ULTRA RUNNER!!
I thought it was crazy when I ran my first marathon in April and I could call myself a marathoner 🙂
Now, I am an ULTRA MARATHONER!
post ultra marathon (50K)
As I have mentioned before, I was not prepared to run a 50K this fall. I had the idea to earlier this year…but no solid plans.
Now that my race has been run, I am so glad I did it!
looking to run again…
Yeah…so I want to run more ultra marathons now!
How about you just sit down, relax, recovery…get in the right head space…and THEN think about another race!!
I got a text from my runner friend (who accomplished the same 50 feat that day…YAY MICHELLE!!) with prospects of the next 50K race 🙂 We are on our own level of crazy…
…and now I am running 🙂
The BEST part of not being completely prepared for the 50K is that I went out slow and steady…yep.
I was the back of the pack for a while…not really all that long, but the first 6 miles for sure! (I think a couple stopped off for a bathroom break and jumped back in behind me…). I didn’t pass any runners for the first 6 miles or so…and then a gal and I played tag on who was in the back for another few miles 🙂 After the first manned aide station, I just put in my headphones, started my intervals, and just kept moving!
Since I did start and stay slow, I didn’t completely trash my legs! Yes…they were sore for a couple days (…and I am still taking stairs cautiously) but overall not a lot different than my longer training runs.
must eat everything…
I need to SERIOUSLY get my fuel intake under control…
I have had a lot of success with carb cycling, Paleo habits, Whole30, intermittent fasting…etc. in the past.
I work best with a defined list of “can eat” and “stay away from” foods…it allows my OCD nature to take over and there is a lot less to think about!
I am not quite sure what “plan” I will go with over this fall/winter training season…but something NEEDS to change…and for good!!
First thing to go – the Halloween candy!!
speaking of Halloween…
Our Tech Apps group goes all in for Halloween and it shows! We have won one of the categories since our team was established 4 years ago 🙂 (Not shown – Most Scary – 2014)
Best Group – 2016 (Cookie Monster)!!
Best Group – 2015 (Old Folks Home)
Best Group – 2013 (Mad Men)
Got to run!!
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6 thoughts on “50K + Halloween + stuff | Thinking Out Loud Thursday”
Just discovered your blog. Way to go on 50K!! And you just did your first marathon in April? I’m impressed!!
I, too, need to ditch the candy etc and figure out a good plan for the next few months. Trying to determine my next goal. Can’t wait to read more about yours.
Welcome! I am so happy with my first 50k – the time and distance is still hard for me to believe I accomplished it!! One step at a time 🙂
congrats!!!!! I have been really contemplating an Ultra and love seeing your joy!!! I have been burned out with marathons, but for some reason the Ultra is really tugging at me!
I am really glad it bit the bullet and registered! The trails will forever have my heart… There is even a new trail marathon in the spring that was recently released! Exciting!
Wow congrats on your race. I highly recommend reading the book “Run Fast Eat Slow”. It’s all about the crazy food demands runners need!
Yes! I have read some great reviews of that book!