Sunday, October 14, 2012
So the inspiration for this blog was to write about my journey as an average runner. I have learned to have a real love/hate relationship for running since I began nearly 3 years ago. I'm probably like most... I hate the bad runs and I love the good runs. As I mentioned in my first post, I like to set goals that seem a bit crazy. It motivates me to stay dedicated and gives me big challenges to train for. I want to be able to say "I did that".
Tomorrow morning I will sign up for my craziest challenge yet, the 50 mile trail race at the 3 Days of Syllamo.
I give credit (and blame) to my brother-in-law, Kevin. Over the past year, he has become a real fan of trail racing. I have mainly stuck to the pavement but have sprinkled in a few trail races with him. His biggest trail race was last year at the Sylamore 50K. I thought he was crazy, and now I will be doing it with him this year.
I have been waiting to sign up for this race since we decided to do it a month or so ago. I am excited. The thought that I am going to try and finish a 50 mile race is an adrenaline rush for me. Kevin has motivated me and I am happy to be training with him for this epic journey. I hope you will enjoy all of our thoughts and experiences as we train for this race as well as the other races we intend to do along the way. I will be candid, I will tell you what my plan is, what worked and what didn't. I plan to read and research what the elite athletes do and determine what will best work for me. I want to learn how to train the best way I can possibly train, but in the end, I just want to finish.