50K Prep & Goals
I'll be standing at the 50K start line for the Texas Trails Endurance Run this Saturday! Here's some information about my 50K training and my race goals.
My long runs leading up to this 50K have been 18, 20 and 22 miles long. One of the two 22 mile runs that I did was at the race location: Huntsville State Park, north of Houston.
Running 4 Days a Week
I've been running four days a week in training. That's down from my usual five to six days a week. I didn't want to deal with any hip flexor problems like I did for a recent race so I added in more running rest days. Also, I rode my bike twice for 45 minutes each week. The aches have stayed away.
50K Race Goals
- Start at an easy pace!
- Stay on course! I made a wrong turn in May at the Hog's Hunt 50K trail race and I ran 39 miles instead of 31.
- Finish! All finishers receive a finisher's shirt and hoodie. I like finisher's shirts even more than medals.
Photo: Garner State Park, TX, where I camped, ran and hiked recently.