Happy Thursday Everyone!!
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from the blog world. Work has been crazy busy, school started a few weeks back, and youth sports is starting back up again. Definitely a lot going on!!
Not to worry though, my running has been pretty solid lately and I’m still in a fantastic groove when it comes to my trail running. This week will be 4 consecutive weeks with roughly 30 miles per week and because of this recent groove, I’ve got big news to share with all of you….
I am officially making the jump into the ULTRA world. Ok full disclosure I haven’t signed up yet…….but I’m planning to run my first 50K either the middle of November or the beginning of December. I can’t tell you how excited I am and at the same time equally nervous to make this jump. There are a few things that I need to break down to help me determine which race I’m going to make my Ultra debut. Primarily location and course layout but as of right now I’m all in on one of these two races.
I’m sure you’re asking yourself, “how do you plan to get ready for your first Ultra??” Well I’m glad you asked because I have no d$%# idea how I’m going to get ready for this thing lol. I’ve been bouncing ideas off the organizer of my running group and I think the plan I’ve been using over the last year is going to work out. I just need to keep building my mileage and pretty much train as I would for the marathon. We were talking through my ability to get ready for 31 miles over the next 12 weeks or so and he feels that I can definitely be ready by then. Gotta be honest, I’ve been trying to build up my long runs with the intent to be ready for races in the Fall/Winter which includes a 15 mile trail run this past Sunday. So glad I did that because it was the perfect base building to get ready for this race.
Huge news and I’m super excited.
If you’ve run an ultra let me know how you got ready for your first one. If you have not, let me know how you WOULD get ready for your first one