Posts tagged ‘The North Face Endurance Challenge’

May 5, 2013

Pick a number… 13 or 26?

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I find myself stumped… The North Face Endurance Challenge at Algonkian Regional Park has perfectly aligned itself with an upcoming trip back to the Motherland and I want to participate. What runner wouldn’t… right?

Now just to decide which race to enter. I know that I don’t want to run the full 50k, but what distance should I train for with such short notice?

All the logical bones (and muscles) in my body say that I should be conservative and run the half-marathon… BUT since when have I been conservative!?!

The normally crazy ETT says, just go for the full marathon!

We shall see.

For the past few months, I’ve split my physical activity 80/20… 80% cross training and 20% running. Over the next few days I will swap those numbers and see how my body reacts. I’ll use that as a litmus test for whether I might be able to endure the longer race or if I should be logical and compete in the shorter distance.

Wish me luck!

P.S. I’ve discovered Grumpy Cat and I can’t get enough. Tardar Sauce. best. Name. EVER. No!

Signing off… ETT! =)

 

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April 30, 2012

Painful 15-Mile Long Run…

…this past weekend!

My everything hurts! =( Especially after my last brush with “nature.” Sometimes I wonder if I can actually run through the pain, but the past few days have been a true test of my mettle. The North Face Endurance Challenge 50k is only 12 days away and I’m worried to say the least.. I have one last long run (20-mile) tomorrow… so we’ll see how I feel.

Unfortunately, I’m also still trying to wrap my brain around this here elevation map…


Signing off… ETT =/