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With less then a month left in my training for the McDowell Mountain Frenzy 50 mile trail run I have to be completely honest and say I feel great! I ran a 26.5 mile run Saturday afternoon and killed my previous marathon time by over 30 mins and I was on a self supported training run all by myself with no intension on running at that kind of pace. While others may get nervous when things are going well and are waiting for the other shoe to drop, not this guy! I thrive on the good times and trust in my training and ability. I can’t worry about what MAY happen only what IS happening. At the same time I’m not being reckless, I’m not adding a bunch of extra miles to my weekly totals or trying new things. Just sticking to the plan, loving every minute of it. I have begun trying to square away my in pre and in race nutrition. At last years Ragnar del Sol I winged it and paid the price dearly with some of the most amazing GI cramping and other unmentionable consequences. Never again!
In the past I’ve always been interested in what others do as far as getting ready and their routines. I’m going to make an effort over the next few weeks to post about specific things I have done or am doing, from my shoes to how I recover. I’m no way an expert but I know what has worked for me and maybe it can give someone else a chance to pick up something they hadn’t thought about. At the same time I would love to hear what others do or have done, especially those who have experience at the ultra distances.