Monday, November 2, 2009

A Whole New Journey

November 1 is here, and thus begins my journey to my first 50-miler in April, the American River 50-miler, or AR50. Well, that's a whole 5 months away!, you say. But believe me, those 5 months are going to fly by, and before I know it, I'll be doin' some serious butt clenching and second guessing of myself while standing in the dark at a starting line in Sacramento with lots of other people. I have two 50ks planned between now and April 10, Desert High on 12/06 and Hagg Lake on 02/20, the latter of which will be my last long training run. It's funny to think that a 50k distance is going to be a training run.

I spend a lot of time envisioning myself crossing that finish line in April, with my buddy, Karen, by my side (my pacer for the last 20 miles) and my husband, Shorty, and (hopefully) his sister, Kim, waiting for me. To be able to share this experience with all of them would be wonderful.

I'll probably pop back in here every now and then to bore you with the details of my training, but if you're reading this blog, you probably don't mind.

Yep, the next few months are going to be quite a journey.


Dan said...

Good luck with your training for the 50M.

Kate said...

I think that the process of running your first 50 miler begins the moment you commit to do it. Race day is just the final stretch in a longer journey. Keep up the visualization. That's what sustains you during the race after everything else is gone. Have fun with your training and I look forward to running with you at Hagg Lake.

rustyboy said...

Oh man, are you ever in it! You're gonna have a blast training for this baby.

"This baby" meaning the race. Not "This, BABY", like I'm Sinatra.

Can't wait to see ya at Hagg!

Jerry S said...

Wow, excellent news, I am about to commit to a 12 hour race in April 2010 and aim to do 50+ miles so will be watching your training closely.

You know where I am
UltraMagicForest Blog in the UK

Good luck Jerry