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I found a 50K that looks great location-wise, weather-wise, and course-wise (for a newbie):<br><br><a href="http://www.twincitytc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=69" target="_blank">http://www.twincitytc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=69</a><br><br>
My question is would it be too ambitious to think about doing this 4 weeks after a marathon? If not, what would I do to balance recovery and training (if that's possible)? I was thinking assuming I felt good after the marathon (which I plan to!) of adapting the Pfitzinger multiple marathons schedule, but I assume I would not really be able to get many real long runs in in the interim.
 

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I guess it depends on what condition you're in after your marathon. Are you the type that just goes all out, and when you're finished you have nothing "left in the tanks"? Do you think you could run two marathons a month apart?
 

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As an ultra newbie myself (and you run way more miles than I do, I think), a marathon 4 weeks out from a 50k is a great way to get in that last long training run. But it also depends what your goals are (will the marathon be a goal race, PR run?).<br><br>
I run a marathon distance training run 3 weeks out from an ultra and it works out perfectly for me. I ran the Rochester Marathon as an easy training run, didn't push it, and finished in a tad over four hours and my legs felt great for my 50 miler 3 weeks later. YMMV.<br><br>
Now if you're like Hippo....
 

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i think you should do the Slug event instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
You will have no problems 4 weeks out if you just spend that time recovering.
 

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Yes, the marathon is absolutely a goal race and as long as I'm healthy and get a good day I plan to finish with nothing left!! I have never tried to run two marathons a month apart, so I have no idea how that would go. Most likely I would do the 50K just to finish and experience the distance, not as a race.<br><br>
I would not register for the 50K until after the marathon, though, to play it by ear a little.<br><br>
When and where is the Slug event?
 

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If the marathon takes higher priority, just plan on doing the 50K as a long fun run. I think you'll be ok.<br><br>
Slug run is Jan 5, 08.
 

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muddy, I'll try to make you proud. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
Durt, is there a link to the Slug race? It's the same date, similar distance from me. Seems like it might be advantageous to have a few buddies there.
 

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What everyone else has said. Think back to your previous marathon recoveries. For a lot of people, "not quite up to par" on the second race will translate to excessive nevousness at the starting line but a very good performance the second race.<br><br>
Let me warn you that frequent races can be addictive. If you like it, then 4 weeks after the 50k you can do a 50 or 100 at Rocky Racoon. I'm thinking about going, and Jesse will be there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">I bet she thinks I'm kidding</span>
 

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Exactly what Durt said. After your marathon, you'll have something to look forward to.<br><br>
How cool to run your first ultra in true FA-style -- just the right season (and reason) to indulge-in or work-off those holiday treats.
 

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Thanks again for the encouragement. It means a lot coming from this bunch. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I'm sure I will have more questions. I am very excited to take on a new challenge.<br><br>
Hippo -- I am not ready to wrap my brain around anything past 50K. (Yet?)
 

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That "yet" may come sooner than you think.<br><br>
My first 50K was only 16 months ago; I was less well prepared for it than you are now. At mile 28 I <span style="text-decoration:underline;">knew</span> it was a mistake, that I should have run the 50 mile version of the same race that day, and that 50 miles was where my heart belonged.<br><br>
With no other training I ran a 50 miler 3 weeks later, finished 6th OA and broke 9 hours. You'll remember that I've met you, however briefly. I sense a kindred soul. May God have mercy on it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.teamslug.com" target="_blank">www.teamslug.com</a><br><br>
But that won't tell you a whole lot. If you want specifics, you're more than willing to ask either DETurtle or myself.
 

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I say you should come to the Slug race, but I may be biased!!! I know a place where you can stay!
 
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