Marathon Training & Racing from Joe Bowman All 50 States & DC under 3:00
WOW, what an amazing trail run! And tough, tough, tough...check out the elevation chart. That's over 7,000 ft of climb in a 50K. Dink Taylor who was second place overall in 2006 (4:58) and is the current race director of the most prestigious 50K trail race in Alabama (Mountain Mist) says that's a ton. My calves believe it...they quit working at 22 miles. Did I mention the elevation chart...look what I still had left...in soaked shoes! Speaking of getting wet, the creeks were bursting due to the rain on race day and the rain a couple of days before, but that looks like a smile on my face doesn't it. It was...it was a blast! And the whole course was absolutely gorgeous! You gotta do this race.