Enoree 40M is less than two weeks away. I'm nervous about the distance...have some decent runs and then my right calf wants to act up. I ran ~23 on the trails at Paris Mtn a week ago and wondered how another 17 would feel. I know that is not the way to look at it, but I can't help it. The other two 50k's I ran, I ran aid station to aid station and that was about as far as I looked. That's my plan again too...aid stations to the turnaround point, then the same thing back.
Tossing around the idea to use 2 handhelds for the first 10 miles or so, then pick it back up the last 10 miles, when I suspect it will be much warmer (I still don;t like the heat - but after ignoring it during Chattooga last year - I can manage it I think).
Another idea I'm considering is running 5 miles twice the week of the race (Race? Ha - it's an "Event"!), that would give me 50 for the week for the 1st time ever. That's right - didn't hit my 54-mile-week goal I had set out for this training cycle. What's done is done.
Taking it somewhat easy this week as I am traveling to Philly tomorrow for 2 nights. These 2 weeks of "tapering" won't really be too much different from the last week anyway. My legs don't feel fatigued. We'll see after tomorrow's speedwork session.