I am feeling slightly nauseous....but EXCITED! I have registered for the Finger Lakes Fifties on June 30th! They have a 25K/50K/50Mile options. I am doing the 50K! The great thing about this race is that the 50K runners have the 50 mile time limit.....so, hey, might be enough for me ;-D
Here is a course description:
The Finger Lakes Fifties trail runs consists of 25K, 50K, and 50Mile races. All three races will use the same loop course, starting and finishing at The Potomac Group Campsite located off of Potomac Road. You will be doing multiple loops in The Finger Lakes National Forest. The course is a 16.5-mile loop covering single-track trail, grassy pastures (complete with grazing cows and cow pies), and dirt roads. There is 1292' of climb per loop. 25K race = 1 loop, 50K race = 2 loops, 50 mile race = 3 loops plus a "baby loop" of 0.5 miles. 50K & 50Mile races start @ 6:30am and 25K race starts @ 8am. There are five manned aid stations (one that you will access twice actually making it six stations) per loop.
Any suggestions on how to train for this???? Having never done this, especially going off-road onto a trail, is new territory...scary territory...it must be much harder considering the course times.
So bring on your tips, suggestions.....SUPPORT!!!!! I need it all!!!!
Hydrating: handheld, camelback?