I just wanted to share an update on my training for Brazos Bend 50 miler. I have completed 6 out of 20 weeks. I've been training on the road, on the treadmill, on the track and on the trail. The general scope of my training goes like this…2 hard weeks of high milers followed by 1 recovery week and then repeat. Week 1 was a nice 24 mile week to ease me into training and my highest mile week I hit 48 miles! Whoa! To give you a scope of my normal routine, I'm usually running 18 - 20 miles a week when I'm not training for anything.
Initially, the most challenging thing was running long on Saturday and then following up with running another long run, the next day. Now, it's not so much about whether I can physically do this (my body is doing fine), it's more about mental toughness to keep going - also time. My training has been going so smooth and I'm nervous about October. I know that will be my most challenging month. Miles increase and so does my film work load. Training is about to get interesting.