On Sunday I woke up with the most insane allergy attack, itchy, watery eyes and sneezing uncontrollably, it was ridiculous. By 9:00am I couldn’t take it anymore and I popped a couple of Benadryl. I cleaned my house until around 11:30am and that’s about the time I dozed off… inside the dishwasher, as I was unloading it. At that point I decided maybe I should take a little nap. The rest of the day was a cloud of cleaning and then napping, and sometimes cleaning and napping at the same.
Yesterday I was insanely busy and I didn’t have time to update so I thought I would use today’s post to get you all caught up on what’s going on in my neck of the woods.
This morning I ran 5.5 miles and I took along my old mp3 player. It has a built-in recorder and it occurred to me that it might be fun to record my thoughts along the run. I’m going to listen to it later and try to sort it out into a post for tomorrow. It should be quite interesting or disturbing or both.
I’ve starting researching training plans since deciding to do this ultra in January. I plan to start training in mid-July and since I’m not one of those people who can just run a 50K on a whim, I’m really putting a lot of time and effort into finding the right training plan for me. Because I’ve never run a 50K before and I really am clueless about where to begin but I’m going to give myself a full 6 months to train. I really want to be 100% prepared and enjoy the entire race, I mean, I wanna feel like this the whole time:
Fortunately, it’s only about 4 miles longer than an actual marathon and this ultra is going to be run on pavement rather than trails. For this reason I’m thinking of using one of the marathon training plans that include a long run of 26 miles just before the taper. Once I find one I like, I’ll post it in case you want to follow along. If you have any suggestions at all, I’d love to hear from you, especially if you’ve run an ultra before.
Also, I want to thank each and every one of you who are out there supporting #TeamJaimie
Jaimie’s dad is setting up a Facebook page for Jaimie soon and I will post the address once it’s available. #TeamJaimie has already raised over $10,000! That’s amazing. We are so close….Please feel free to share Jaimie’s go fund me page located here.
T-Shirts are still in the works and I will let you all know as soon as they are available. As always your prayers and well wishes are much appreciated too. Once again, thank you all so much.
Have a happy and healthy day. I hope the weather is nice where you are.
Have you ever run an ultra before?
Do you find it harder to train in the summer heat?