Jessica G. ran: Well, this was a bit ...

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  • 31 miles
  • 05:00 time
  • 09:39 pace
  • 3660 calories
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  • 1312 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
great Friday 50k 31.08 mi 05:00 09:39 pace

Well, this was a bit of a last minute decision. I was up in the air about doing it because the weather forecast. We were suppose to get some freezing rain today. Jen S. reminded me that it wasn't suppose to start til around afternoon time. So, that was it, it was on.

The first plan was to run 3 loops all solo. Then, Jen mentioned to me that Jen and Jana were going out for 8-10 miles. It was a great idea to hook up with them. It really helped pass the time. I ran to meet them at the y and we headed out without a plan. The only plan was to run for time for Jen. We went over just a bit for Jen but I'm really glad she stuck with me! After we were done I headed back to the house to refuel and change. I was getting pretty sweaty so I needed some dry clothes. I ate some boiled potatoes, warm broth and dill pickles and headed out for the next loop. I had a bit of an idea about what I was going to do but no real route. As I ran I made it up....

"Oh, I can get an extra .5 if I go this way"

Somehow with doing that I managed to get back to the house right on the dot. I struggled a bit on this run. I forgot how much energy it takes to run through snow and unplowed sidewalks. I'm thinking I should have been better with the nutrition. Either way - I made it, and it didn't feel too bad.

And with that... I'm starting another year of ultras a month. This would be #13 for the last 13 months. We'll see how this goes!