Started my 50K training schedule. It will be 17 weeks long. It's modeled after this one I found online at http://running.competitor.com/files/2012/11/46_nat_r1.pdf . It's amazing how much easier it is to convince myself to get up in the morning to run when I am following a program. Inside, I am still very undecided about whether or not this race will take place, yet, I am at the moment determined to give it my best shake and not get scared off my resolve. Trying hard not to stress over the logistics of getting to a race at 7am-ish that is 3 hours away, etc.....will need to work out the details as I get closer to the date and if I am able to stay on course. I am depending on being able to have more time this summer to keep up the miles.
Last week I was about to call and cancel my registration. I got scared all of the sudden. The enormity of the miles got to me and I needed to allow myself to be unsure for a couple of days in order to work it all out in my head. But this week, I am less fearful of the milage and more determined to get it done, even if I have to walk the whole way! Besides, unlike some 50Ks I researched this one does not have a cut-off. In the meantime, all I have to worry about is covering my miles, doing the training schedule as listed to the best of my ability and not getting injured as I up the miles in the coming weeks and months.