Well, we did our whole 'peaking thing' 3-4 weeks before the run. Two 75 mile weeks (including X-trianing) Much less info out there for specific 50 K trail runs than a marathon, which has Tons of exact guidelines. Even less for the taper- So I'll wing it. Looks like 4-5 mile /occas 6 mile two weeks before, avoiding speed and hill training? -its gonna be hard when you feel great!
THE HAUNTED SWINGSETT HALF WAY ALONG THE SFU HILL - OH SCARRRRY
Funny part is, we tried a different trail from "harry jerome bubble thing' back home. Looked great at start but it was total bushwackin the rest of the way. FUN (sort of, if you were a guy)
OF COURSE, NO GOOD HILL TRAINING GOES WITHOUT DOING THE DIEZ VISTA
We did Sasamat, Diez Vista, around Buntzen, only part way up power lines then back. At 4 1/2 hrs Jims sore heel made him walk. Pretty damn good for him. Cuz I'm a freak and wanted to run 5 hrs, I finished the rest of the time on the treadmill. It was more of a mental accomplishment than physical.
Jim is slowly recovering from his Plantar Fasciitis. Hey, he ran 4 1/2 hrs ! He is finally respecting his injury and decided BIKING is the way to go.
So... we pull into the bike shop... he tells ME
"we are NOT buying anything, only looking".
I look away for awhile, next thing I see is Jim out with the Credit card buying a Cannondale!!
Oh well, He deserves it- he had the same bike for like, 20 years! no kidding! he paid homage to deep cove bike shop big time.
So, a great way to finish off our training for our first 50 K was to go and support some great running friends we met this year for their stage race at MARATHON DE SABLES.
Friends come and go through life. But there is something about running with someone for 4 hours.... I feel like I know them more than some of my longer term friends- weird. .. Maybe we get bored and open up ?? Hmm... Maybe I should take my daughter for a run! I am looking forward to meeting more crazy runners.
Since we were actually home Sunday morning . (shorter run-taper thing ) We got to see these four bears, plus a fifth. All enjoyed our crabapple tree immensesly. Entertainment every year.!
RARE TO SEE A MOMMA BEAR WITH THREE CUBS- OUR BACK YARD
I guess the next post will be the actual run... yikes! Afraid... but Very alive.