9 miles, including 2.5 on treadmill
I have posted a few times (here and here) about my fall goal, which is to run and finish a 50 mile ultra. I have had my heart set on the Vermont 50, mostly because it's in Vermont, my favorite state. The idea of climbing up and around Mount Ascutney in the fall was so enticing, that I thought I could make this happen by September 29.
After penciling in weekend after weekend of plans in June, July, and August, the reality set in that I have almost no free Saturdays and Sundays to run quality back to back long runs. I know if I truly set my mind to it (and cancelled some trips) I would be able to do it. But that brought up a more important issue, did I really want to train all summer long, with little free time to enjoy the many fun things I have planned with friends and family? Sure, I have gotten through this spring training fine, but only just by the skin of my teeth, and I'm only training for 31 miles right now, not 50.
I did some further research this morning and came across a race I had dismissed earlier in the year, not for any specific reason besides the fact that I was enamoured with the Vermont 50.