So, Sunday (Oct 1 2017) was my next attempt at an Ultra. The Blues Cruise 50 K Ultra. Firstly, what a beautiful course in / around Blue Marsh National Recreation Area in the northwest of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Very well organized, very well run, 7 themed aid stations and the attendance this year was the largest ever at 450 runners. Continue reading “Blues Cruise – 50K Ultra attempt”
The long run. For those that run “races”, usually Half Marathon or longer, you are familiar with this training day. Typically a weekend morning, were you go out for a long run, I’d say 9 miles or longer. Mine is generally on Sundays, unless Saturday will be just that much nicer out or I have something that will prevent me from getting out Sunday morning. This Sunday was a scheduled 18 miles, and it didn’t go according to plan, but do they ever? Also as mentioned on this site, long runs are not Paleo “friendly” so how do I fuel, before and during a long run?
This 18 mile run, was doomed to be challenging from the start. Continue reading “The long (cold, snowy, tech failed and Paleo) 18 M run”