Today Sharon and I ran 12 on Wildwood, which brought my weekly total up to 31. My goal is for a 50k weekly minimum mileage. We had talked about running 10, but I had a 12 mile option in mind. And since we were feeling pretty good we went for the 12. Wildwood was muddier than I've ever seen it, but after Hagg Lake, I'll never feel the same way about mud. Bring it on. We are having a burst of spring weather today and it was an awesome morning for a run. I even wore shorts. Apologies to everyone that I blinded with my white legs. And I practiced carrying a handheld. Felt good. But I need to keep practicing with it.
Sharon must have enjoyed her first 50k, because she's talking about running Mac with me too. Today at coffee she made a comment that started with the words "If you convince me to run McDonald Forest...." Hey, hold it right there! I may have convinced her to run a marathon, and I may have sucked her into the ultra world. But I'm not going to let her blame me for anything else. From this point forward, the decision is all yours, Sharon! But if you're reading this you know I'd love it if you wanted to run it with me. : )
I'm sending in my registration for the Lake Youngs Ultra on June 9th. It looks like a nice way to get in some big miles. And if I can make it to the early start I may try to get in four loops.