Going the Distance
|August 13, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
A few big things have happened in my running world this year.
First, I crossed the finish line in Eugene with a time that exceeded every imaginable expectation that I ever held for myself and marathoning.
Dreaming so big by reaching for a 3:15 pace band, 24 hours before running a 3:08.01. Nope, STILL don’t know what happened with that one.
Between these two things, I’ve really struggled with whether I wanted to close out 2012 by staying true to my roadie roots with a full, no messing around 16 week marathon training cycle to go for another 26.2 mile PR attempt. Or, if I want to play around some more with ultra running and go for distance.
Well, last week while I was all runners highing on ultras after the Dahlgren 50k, I finally answered this “what next?” question that’s haunted me all summer long.
And the answer:
Marathons can wait.
The 50 mile distance, to be exact.
While I may regret this decision at mile 18 of my second long run in a single weekend in the very near future, for now, I am straight up, giddy excited about spending October 6th running 50 miles around a lake in Western New York.
When I come down from my registration high, we can chat more about why I chose this race and how I am going to spend the next two months getting ready to tackle the 50 mile distance.
Until then, get ready for even more miles!