I survived the Cayuga Trails 50 and I’m ready to start running again. My legs feel like they’re back to about 70% and I’ll probably try an easy mile or two later today.
I have a new pair of shoes to start using (GEL Kayano 19s) and my legs are pretty excited about that! I will pour a little by the curb later today for my Saucony Guide 6s – they managed to carry me about 884 miles. Considering I got them on clearance for $50, that’s a pretty good return. In fact, at just over five cents per mile, that may be the best value I’ve ever gotten from running shoes! Anyhow, I digress…
It’s time to pick another race! The obvious choice is the Green Lakes Endurance Runs. The question is: do I race the 50k or the 100k?
Last year, I ran the 50k and finished in 3:37:26. I came in second overall and my time was good enough to be the 64th fastest 50k in the country.
Should I go with the 50k again and take a shot at Mike Daigeaun’s course record (3:28:27)? Or should I go with the 100k and try and challenge Adolfo Munguia’s record (8:15)? At this point, I’m leaning toward the 100k but that could certainly change once I actually start running again.
Do you flip-flop when picking races?
What is the deciding factor when you select a race?