5 Lessons From My First Ultra

I can’t believe that it’s been exactly one month since I finished the Ice Age 50 mile race.  Between that and the Earth Day 50k, I have learned a lot this year with regards to running, fueling and training.  Here are some of the lessons from my first ultra training cycle.       1.

Ultramarathon Training Week 14

This past week was my first full taper week. Cue the freaking out music. And it did not go according to plan. I had to take two complete rest days due to lingering soreness from the 50k and my stubbornness.   Emotionally, I was a wreck.  I can’t remember the last time I had to

Ultramarathon Training Week 13

This week was my final peak week before the Ice Age 50 mile on May 13th!  At the moment, I am glad to enter taper mode, but I am also very nervous.  I tend to go crazy during marathon taper because I feel the need to keep exercising even though I know I need to