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…
Best Group – 2016 (Cookie Monster)!!
Best Group – 2015 (Old Folks Home)
Best Group – 2013 (Mad Men)
Got to run!!
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