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    50 Miler Training,  Race Reports,  Running,  Trail Running,  Ultra Training

    Anatomy of a DNF – Lake Martin 50 Race Recap

    Why am I so bad at race reports? Why don’t I just admit that they’re the worst to write and just abandon them? Because my Type A personality won’t let them go, dammit! So I’ll continue to be a slave to my blog. This Lake Martin 50 race report will be a stream-of-consciousness post, so roll with me here. My old race report is much more useful. Lake Martin 100/50/27 is a fantastic race. If you’ve considered running it but haven’t yet, do it! The course is a pleasant mix of rolling (read: hilly) single track and red clay jeep roads. It’s scenic and not technical and the perfect place to…

  • 50k Training,  Trail Running,  Ultra Training

    What Training for a 50k Taught Me

    Well, I did it! I survived my first 50k and have fallen head over heels in love with ultra running. It was everything I hoped it would be and more. I will post my race recap tomorrow once I have all of the pictures together. In the meantime, when I registered for the race back in December, I made a list of things that I hoped to learn while training for this new distance. I looked back at the list today to see if I had accomplished what I had set out to do: Run trails more often I wanted to spend more time running trails to prepare properly for the…