Originally, I wanted to run the 50K. However I had wanted to run it 'competitively' - meaning, I wanted to run it fast. I also wanted to maintain good health throughout my training - meaning, no weight loss from my already scrawny frame.
To add in another factor to this decision making process, Derek and I would like to do a biggie ice climbing trip in January (more on this later), which means I need to start doing strength training now. Remember how I partially dislocated my shoulder during one of my training runs? Yeah, clearly I need to put on some muscle, but it's pretty dang hard to do that when training for a 50K...
While it makes me feel like I'm giving up before I really even started, I think I'm going to have to run the 25k and hope that it's the right decision. I guess I'll be able to judge better as I start training and see how things feel.
|Tashka Trail Run, 2010|