TNFECS Wisconsin Training Weeks 1-4: First Build Done!

On Sunday, I finished off my first 4 weeks of training for TNFECS Wisconsin.  That long crazy acronym stands for The North Face Endurance Challenge Series Wisconsin.  Or I could make an even more ridiculous acronym and call it TNFECSWI.  But I’ll spare you.  I’m training to do the 50 miler there on September 16th,

Ultramarathon Training Week 12

My ultramarathon training week 12 was my second to last peak week! I can’t believe the Ice Age 50 mile is so close!  My largest weekend of training consisted of two 25 mile runs back to back. While my marathon speed has gone away, I’m running well on the trails which is my ultimate goal.  It’s taken

Back-to-Back Long Runs: Ultramarathon Training Week 3

I’ve finished my third week of ultramarathon training and it was a doozy!  It was my first weekend of double-digit, back-to-back long runs. On Saturday, I logged 20 miles out in Barrington, and on Sunday, I spent 11 muddy miles out at Swallow Cliff.  While there is some debate on their necessity, back-to-back are a