It is nice running when your not tired all the time. When I think about it, a decade of doing the long one on the weekend just grew old. Two hours is doable. Did 2 hours today and probably will do 2 again tomorrow. probably wait til January to ramp up a bit. I assisted the Maestro on an Ultra Intro last month and I will be the wing man twice more before the end of the year. Jeff is real good and I just ramble. Hope to get better traction next time.
It is fun having people come up after to chat a bit about themselves and ask questions. They ask me stuff I have no idea on, but I render a reply anyway. When hydration comes up I often wonder why the need is felt to really change much before a race. If you drink too much the night before and the morning of you still have to run it through the system. I just think it takes some of the stuff you'd like to have with it.
The 50k is a good place to start for beginners. I struggle when people let me know half their workouts are weights, biking, yoga, swimming...etc. That is all good and I am sure there is tangible benefit. I just think if more of the time was spent running it would be a more enjoyable/doable effort.
Kind of looking forward to running with Old Ron Bero this winter. The Flemish Flash seems to be heading out towards the same path I'm looking for. Not the one to the pasture just yet.