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What’s Next: El Sendero 50-Mile Endurance Trail Race

October 2, 2011


I want to run 50 miles again, but faster this time.  And I don’t want to be half a country away from my wife and son for multiple consecutive days, by choice, for the a 5th time in the same calendar.  So, despite being registered to run the California International Marathon in Sacramento on December 4th, I’ve changed my plans.  Instead, next up is “El Sendero,” a 50-miler off-road race at the Reveille Peak Ranch in nearby Burnet, Texas on December 10th.

My lone experience at this distance was nearly a year ago at the rugged Cactus Rose 50-Miler in Bandera, TX (race report).  It was a tough but great experience and I’m curious to see how I can do on what I expect will be a somewhat easier course.

After yesterday’s St. George Marathon, I do feel like I have unfinished business with 26.2 on the road but right now I feel like some time on the trails will do me good.  And as far as making sure I have a proper challenge ahead in the not-too-distant future, I think 10 or 11 or 12 hours of constant running should suffice.

Oh, and right now I’m so sore I can’t walk without my legs apart, cowboy-style, with my right foot jutting out perpendicularly from my left foot.  So the idea of trying to keep all my body parts moving forward over rocks and roots cacti and logs and sand for more than about 50 feet seems pretty challenging.

Any running friends who might want to come out out for some of the fun on the trails, let me know.  25K, 50K, and 50M options are available.

From → Arbitrary Goals

One Comment
  1. alison permalink

    I love the image in my head of you limping around in circles in the hotel room, until you can get that right foot to work again.

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