The Green Lakes 50K is on Saturday! I’m doing a two-part preview. Today’s post will focus on the race and tomorrow’s post will focus on my shoes, outfit, nutrition, hydration, etc.
The forecast for Saturday is looking good! The high will be 78 degrees and the humidity will be around 68%. I’m hoping to finish before the temperature gets anywhere near 78!
Last year, I ran 3:37:26, which was the 64th fastest 50K in the country.
I’m definitely looking to improve on that this year. The course record is 3:28:27 and I’d be lying if I told you I haven’t been thinking about it. In case you’re wondering, that’s 6:42/mile. For 31.1 miles. On trails. Needless to say, it won’t be easy!
Speaking of the course record, Michael Daigeaun, who has the record, will be racing the 100K on Saturday. It’ll be fun to watch him drop an amazing time on the 100K course.
I’m excited to see how things play out and I’m looking forward to the shoe giveaway.
I don’t race with music, but I do listen to music on the way to races. I try and find a decent song to get stuck in my head. For this race, I’ve selected Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons.
Other recent pre-race favorites include: Radioactive (Imagine Dragons), Wake Me Up (Avicii) and Burn (Ellie Goulding).
What do you like to listen to on the way to races?
Also, for a good laugh, check this out: