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Ice Age Trail 50M

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I just finished my first ultra a 60K at Land Between the Lakes on March 8th. I had a blast. The most fun that I have ever had running....six inches of snow and 37 miles and a sense of accomplishment.<br><br>
A friend of mine that ran with me wants to run the Ice age trail 50 miler in May. Has anyone run this race? Tell me about it? How is the course? Is it too soon to run another ultra? I am still in recovery mode now<br><br>
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I have no particular insight on the course, but thought I'd pipe in since I'll be there, too. Ice Age will be my first 50 miler. Then, I'll be back to the same area again 4 weeks later for my first 100K (Kettle Moraine). My first official ultra will be 4 weeks prior to Ice Age, at the Chippewa Moraine 50K.<br><br>
You have plenty of time to recover from the 60K...should be no worries there.<br><br>
I'm roughly familiar with the terrain in that area since I've been mountain biking on nearby trails many times. Lots of small steep hills. I expect to walk up the steep stuff, try not to fry my quads on the downhills, and just cruise the flats and see what happens <img alt="smile.gif" src=""><br><br>
See you there!<br><br>
I ran on the IAT course for the first time on Saturday...did the north section from Nordic to Emma Carlin and back, plus a loop of the Nordic, for about 26M total. It was pretty much what I expected, but the unrelenting hills really wore me down. I still have no idea how I'm going to run 50M. I guess that's a pretty good reason to give it a try, right? <img alt="smile.gif" src="">
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