In this post I wanted to go over my ultra training so far and what I am planning over the next couple of months as I get closer to the BMO Marathon on 7th May and Sun Mountain 50k on 20th May.
Last week I bought some baby food! No, I’m not expecting a baby. However, I am starting to think about my ultra nutrition. Just putting that into words sounds crazy. Why would I buy baby food for my own nutrition? I’ve heard from other runners that baby food is used as an alternative to gels…
On Monday I signed up to Sun Mountain 50k. I did it just in time as the 50k sold out about 20 minutes after I signed up! I have roughly 16 weeks until the BMO Vancouver Marathon and then two weeks after that is the 50k. My thinking ahead with training has put me in a fantastic position right now and allows me a lot of valuable time to train.
I wanted to give an update on my training and what I have planned so far for 2017. Registration for the Sun Mountain 50k got pushed to the 9th January so I will be doing that in a few days time!
Just over a month ago I decided to sign up for the BMO Vancouver Marathon. I took some time to think about a realistic plan for gearing up to the 50k distance and felt the marathon would be a great target for the spring.
The Whistler Alpine Meadows race got my attention as soon as it popped up on my facebook feed as a brand new race to join the Coast Mountain Trail Series. As I’ve progressed with trail running, I have wanted to push the distance and difficulty. The longest trail race distance that I have taken part in so far is roughly 15km, and I’ve been interested in finding longer races. The 25km distance was a great opportunity for me to push the distance on this technical and mountainous terrain.
I’m not going to lie, the last two and half months since the Half Ironman have been pretty low key while I’ve taken some time for myself. It has been nice to take the mind of daily training and enjoy some low-key runs, races, and hiking that I love to enjoy in BC during the summer months. Continue reading
Ever since I became more involved with trail running, I’ve become more aware of some fantastic ultra-marathon races in the local area including the Knee Knacker that starts at Horseshoe Bay and travels along the Baden Powell to Deep Cove. Continue reading
In my previous post, ‘Injury,’ I touched on some areas regarding foot strike and choosing the correct shoes. I have recently been pretty interested in having someone look at my foot strike and point me in the right direction with my footwear. Continue reading
I wouldn’t consider myself any different to other runners who enjoy the sport. Recently I’ve been thinking deeper about what drives me to run and how does running fit in with my life. These questions have aroused my curiosity and driven me to open up in written form.