This evening Dan (my running buddy) and I will be leaving for Indiana, and tomorrow we'll be running 50 miles on the same course where we'll be running 100 in a few more weeks! I have relatives who live near the course, so will be staying with them for the weekend.
I can say, packing for a 50 mile race is so different from packing for a half or full! Especially since this isn't an actual race, it's just a training run. So I'll be bringing my own nutrition, drinks, and everything else!
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There has also been some flood warnings in Albion (where Chain O Lakes is), so I'm worried the course might be flooded. Guess we'll find out!
Our plan is to start at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. We want to get a later start so that we can run a few hours at night as well. It might be pushing it to finish by 10 p.m., but that's the goal!
We'll be running this 16 mile loop 3 times.
I'm nervous. But I'm also so excited! I've read everything I can possibly find on ultra's. 50 milers and 100's. My brain is stuffed with info on what to do, what not to do, what to eat and not eat. My brain is on overload. But I do feel like I'm ready.
When I get back I'll share everything I know, and what worked for me.
Now I'm off to finish packing. Let's hope I don't forget anything!!!
Any tips for me? Advice? Anything?