I let the cat out of the bag yesterday in an answer to one of my questions posted for the Liebster Blog Award.
I’m going for a 50k!
I toyed with this idea nearly a year ago, with a thorough search of the best Colorado 50k’s and the intention of running one at the end of this year (2012). However, with a certain pain in my hamstring, and cutting back a bit this fall, I decided to postpone the idea. These past few months of build up and consistency has led to a revived dream…
I’ve chosen the Greenland Trail 50k, primarily because it’s in Colorado, so I won’t have to be too far out of my comfort zone for this new distance. Perhaps I’ll even have a chance to run parts of the trail during training. Hopefully the somewhat close proximity (just south of the Denver metro area) will also draw friends and family out to the course. There are definitely things about the course that I’m not crazy about, like the loops, but if I go into training with this already in mind, I know I can overcome that.
Even though it’s not until May, I’ve been getting really excited figuring out my training plan and all of the races (training and tune-ups) that will happen between now and then.
I just need to continue with my base mileage and on January 13th, I begin training!