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I'm doing the Goofy Challenge in Jan and in May I'm doing my first 50 miler. How do I go about getting ready for the 50 miler after Goofy. I usually take a few days off after an event but, I'm not sure how I go about getting back on track. Do I take a few weeks of just easy runs or do I jump right back into training? What kind of long runs would you do after Goofy? Plus, I'm see there is a trail half/marathon two weeks prior to the 50 miler. Would you guys consider this for training purposes? Currently I'm up to 60 miles a week and feeling good!
 

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runners world has a very good 50 mile training guide that you can go off of to your own liking. I did it for my first couple 50's. I prefer the three week taper myself, so i would do the half instead of the full two weeks out. Three weeks out would be ideal for a last long run/marathon. What 50 miler?
 

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I'm doing Ice Age. I guess I was just wondering how to jump back in after Goofy since it's 16 weeks out from IA. I did print off the Runners World training program and looked it over last night. I'm going to tweak it a bit. I was think ing the half also just because its so close but that it would be a good training run.
 

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yeah, i would do the half that close to your first race. I would just do a reverse taper after the Goofy and then pick up on the training plan where you felt best and go from there. Just get a lot of good quality long runs in, practice run/walking, work on nutrition (250 cal/hour at least!!!), and work on your feet. You will do fine.
 

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The trail half will be perfect. The poto is very similar terrain to the Ice Age trail.<br><br>
There is a group of us running on the poto this Sunday if you are interested.
 

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Orange Shorts, I wish I could join you on Sunday but I have a 20 miler scheduled for Saturday at Kensington. I would be interested in catching up with you guys one of these days but, it may have to wait until after Christmas. I really, really wnat to get to the poto I'm really missing it!!!!
 

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There is going to be a new 50k/50m on the Poto in August 2008. More details soon.
 

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COOOOOOL!!!! I love that place! Who is putting it on? I really wanted to do the FA on New Years but, it's way too close to Goofy. Like I said, once I get through this next race I can get back on the trails.
 

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Tortoise and Hare. Bruce Purdy will be the Race Director.
 
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