I ran my second 50K over the weekend. It's a tough course. The profile of the course is in my report from last year so I didn't repeat it with this year's report. You can see the RR in my blog (signature). It was too long and full of photos to cross-post.
Great run Tag.<br>
"Tough course" is an understatement, especially if the rocks are slick. (like all winter, right?)<br>
Sounds like you had good company which always keeps the exhaustion boogies at bay.<br>
I think rapelling should be an option for some of the trail.<br><br><br>
I've nibbled the course and all I can say is<br>
You da MAN <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif"><br><br>
I don't know if "I'm da man" so much as "I'm the glutton for punishment". It is a tough course with about 10,000 feet in total elevation changes. You have to keep your eyes on the trail pretty much the whole race or you'll go face down. There are very few moments you can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.<br><br>
If any of you ever want to do this race, register early. It filled up 2 months before the race this year. Info is on the Huntsville Track Club website under the race calendar. (link is in my blog)
No Tag, I have not. I'm not quite there yet - LOL! I didn't start running until approx. 2 years ago at the age of 46. I had a SF last summer and I'm base building. I'm back up to 40-45 mpw and hope to run Rocket City this year. It will be my first marathon!<br><br>
I have several friends that run Mountain Mist and love to hear their stories. I'm seriously thinking about trail running. Sounds like a good excuse to get dirty!<br><br>
Again, congratulations on a new Mountain Mist PR. Best of luck!
40-45 mpw is no longer base building. You are there. That's all I did per week during my peak training weeks for marathon and Mtn Mist. Work and kids really don't allow much more mileage than that, at least for me.<br><br>
You sound very dedicated to have built up so quickly. Hopefully, you can listen to your body when it tells you to back off and avoid the injury demons . Maybe I'll see you at a race sometime in the future. Good luck!
Thanks Tag, but I should probably qualify my mileage. I'm MAFing so they are slow and easy, keeping my HR at or below 133. I'm so <b>paranoid</b> of reinjury that I felt this would allow me to run the miles I want while hopefully keeping those injury demons away!!!! No speedwork or tempo runs in my near future.<br><br>
Thanks for your support. Hopefully we'll meet someday!