With the completion of my first trail race this past Saturday, I have found my running "calling".  I did the Tashka 25K near Tuscaloosa, Al, and loved every minute of it!  They also offer a 50K and I think I see one in my future!  I felt strong throughout the race thanks to Eric's run drills and technique.  Since starting the program, I have become much stronger and look for great thing to come in the future.

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Comment by Brad Dye on January 10, 2012 at 7:35pm

Ok Eric, with my new year's resolution I decided to take your advice and "go for the 50K"!  Now what?  Just kidding-but I would like your input on preparing for a 50K.  Right now I am training for a trail half-marathon in Georgia the end of February which was already on my calendar last year.  The race is February 25th and, after that, I plan to take the rest of the year to prep for my entry into the world of Ultras.  Since the Tashka 50k will not take place until December of this year, I will have plenty of time to put my plan in place.  Having done the 25k this past year, I will also be familiar with the course and have ideal trails to train on here in my hometown that are very similar to the course in Alabama.  I have completed a marathon before (not on the trails) and, as I mentioned in my earlier blog about the 25k, I felt strong throughout that race this year.  I just need to build up the base miles to accomplish twice what I did on the trails.  Any advice/tips you can give me will be welcomed with open arms.  I look forward to hearing from you! 

Comment by Eric Orton on December 15, 2011 at 3:28pm

Awesome post Brad.  Go for the 50k and keep us posted on your "calling"!

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