I’ve been nowhere in particular, just slacking on my blogging. With that being said, I’ve picked up on a few interesting tidbits over the last week or so.
Heather Houskeeper became the first person to complete the 900-mile Finger Lakes Trail (and six branch trails). This little-known trail has some grueling terrain and I’m curious to see who will follow in Heather’s footsteps.
Eastern States 100 is this weekend. This is a relatively new race, but right from the start, I suspected it would turn into a “major.” I think I was onto something – this year’s race includes Mike Daigeaun, Mike Wardian and Jim Blandford. The full start list is available here.
Thinking about running an ultra? The Santa Clarita Runners have an ultramarathon training schedule generator! You can access it here. It is designed to get you ready for a 50k or 50-mile race by providing an 18-week schedule. It’s a pretty conservative schedule, and while I wouldn’t recommend it for “advanced” runners, it’s perfect for first-time ultra runners!
In other news, Scott Spitz (you may remember him from the cover of Runner’s World) is about to run across the state of Indiana for a very cool charity, and Shaun Evans is running across the entire country for a charity of his own. Check out both of their runs and consider donating a few bucks.
I’m still torn about what distance to race at GLER – it’s two weeks away and I can’t decide between 50k and 100k – halp!
Have a great weekend!