I finally feel like the training for my first 50K is finally coming together! Check out where my training adventures took me this weekend!
For those that don't know, I've signed up for my first Ultra marathon in march.
My training has suffered lately, from holiday craziness to food poisoning. But I was bound and determined to get back on track!
Saturday, I hit the Dream Draw trails here in Arizona. Not too far of a drive from home and somewhat familiar. But I explored some new trails I'd never been down and had a blast. I decided to just go out and have fun and not worry about a distance. I just explored and played around with my new GoPro.
On sunday, I joined the Aravaipa running group for their Black Canyon 100k training run. But there was NO WAY I was doing the total training distance of 19miles that day. So I went with a few other friends who just wanted to get a few miles in. I'd never been to Black Canyon city and the views were amazing! The drive was pretty far, but worth it!
We went a total of about 7 miles and got plenty of climbing in! Maybe the mileage wasn't that impressive but I've learned that when training for your first Ultra, it's all about learning to run on tired legs. And that's DEFINITELY what I was practicing this weekend. Afterwards, we stopped by a local cafe for breakfast and homemade pie!
My miles will slowly start to add up, but in the meantime, I finally feel like I'm off to the right start. It's taken awhile to get back into the swing of a regular running routine. And this weekend was just what I needed to spark that fire under me and get me to my first Ultra starting line!!
So how was YOUR weekend? Did your running take you on any awesome adventures?