The Serious Training Begins! (Training for AR50)
Today, it is 3 months till that big race that I have to do again, because I failed to complete it last year. Yes, it is the American River 50 mile run. Â To other ultra runners, this is probably just another race for them. Â To me, this IS the race of the year. Â Â (Okay, to normal people, I am probably crazy!).
I started 2013 with one mellow 10k on January 1st. Â I didnâ€™t push too hard, but raced it and finished 4th in my age group (if I ran my 10k PR pace at that time, then I wouldâ€™ve finished 3rd). Â Statistics time: Â My 10k PR is 51:41 in 2011, and at this race I clocked in at 54:14. Â To end this first (not so complete) week of January, I ran a total of 24 miles. Â I need to start scheduling out my training program, not that I will stick to it, but I will at least have something I can follow. Â I am not an experienced trainer, but I just put something together based on reading articles and inquiries of my other ultra friends. Â This time, I will definitely incorporate some strength training and maybe some spinning and swimming. Â And I will just have fun doing it, not stressing out too much anymore!