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…the next big thing


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!


13 thoughts on “…the next big thing

  1. Good luck!! I’ve been thinking about one myself so I can’t wait to see what you are doing for training!!

  2. Good luck! I’ve been toying with one as well, but I’m not sur ethat I am ready to commit to the training yet.

  3. Yay!!!! You picked a race near me 🙂
    I will totally come out and cheer you on too! Good luck with getting the training started!

  4. wow good luck! sounds like a good goal 🙂

  5. Awesome!! I’m so glad you’re feeling up to taking on the next big challenge! I know you’re going to totally rock it!

    I thoroughly enjoyed my 50k last spring – though that might have been because I stopped for tea and cookies every 15k. LOL! What the heck. My only goal was to finish and I did. You will too – and in a much more impressive time, I’m sure.

    In any case, keep us posted on how’s it’s going, okay?.

  6. WOOHOO! so excited for you! i’ve heard many great things about this race!

  7. Yay! wow! This is so cool!!! I’m slowly talking myself into trying another marathon… slowly.. I’m so excited for you!!!

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