It has been 56 days since I ran my last marathon.
So, of course, I'm itching to start training for another one.
It's very much like childbirth: you forget just how painful, stressful, and exhausting the process can because the end result is just fabulous.
I may or not be addicted to long distance running. I'll let you decide.
On July 1st, I start training for The North Face Endurance Challenge. I'm registered to run the 50k. 31.25 miles. On a trail. In the woods.
Since I decided to do this; to make the ultramarathon plunge, I've been in denial. After Knoxville, I was ready to call it quits and couldn't even think about running 31 consecutive miles. Thankfully, time heals all wounds and I'm ready to tackle one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced.
I'm a bundle of emotions. Excited, nervous, happy, anxious, and feeling slightly out of my element.
This is where you come in.
I need your help. Your knowledge. Tricks & tips to get across that finish line.
Ultramarathoners & Trail runners: any advice you would give to a newbie? Advice about training? Things you wish you would have known before your first race? Things I should bring with me? Things I shouldn't bring with me?
To any other first timers: make yourself known! Let's help each other through this journey.
Buckle your seats ladies and gentlemen, it's going to be a wild ride.