I think that was the toughest 50k I've done yet. After I finished, I thought to myself, "there's no way I'm coming back."
But, as you might suspect, give me 24 hours, and now I'm thinking about how I would train differently for it. I'd definitely do more elevation. Just up and down and up and down. And then up and down some more.
Duluth is absolutely beautiful, and the course is a tremendous mix of Ups and Downs and really rugged sections. I loved it...and hated it.
Next year...I want to be under 5 hours (hopefully SOLIDLY under 5 hours) and higher up on that podium.
|Grinding the Ups|