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You know those days where you feel a little unsettled...like you are bored, or have forgotten something big and just haven't realized it yet? I've been feeling like that for a few days now. Maybe it's the post-Grand Canyon blahs. Or maybe it's that I just need a new big goal to work towards.
I'm mulling over the idea of training for my first 50 mile race and have decided that I'd like to do Rocky Raccoon in Huntsville, TX in February. This gives me 7 months to prepare and train. And the most important thing (to me) is that it's usually cool weather for the race which I need in order to perform well. The trails there from what I've heard and read are fairly flat with lots of roots which also sounds good for a first 50 miler. (the flat part anyway!)
Any advice or tips? I've completed three 50K's now but the thought of a 50 miler feels HUGE and still unfathomable to me. I'm excited to accomplish it though. :)