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Mad City 50k - Madison, WI (Read 293 times)

DoppleBock


    I have always wanted to do the 100k, but it has never worked out.  They only host a 50k on years the World 100k event is too close to Mad City and it cannot be used as National Champ race.

     

    I have decided to run this to see what the course and race is like - March 31st.  I am hoping to be allowed to run 7x10k loops to get > 40 miles out of it.

     

    I am not racing it - Looking to do 7:40-8:00 pace for the 1st 50k and then a little slower the last 20k.

     

    Anyone else?

    http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

    2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

     

    jjameson


      Love to, but I'm not sure I'm ready for a race, and it is a little too far to drive for a training run.  I've been in "try to maintain running-base mode" since Hellgate, due to the ski season (yeah, I know, WHAT ski season) and I still have the Birkie next weekend.  May still make it but it would be a last minute decision.  Maybe I could hang at 8 minute miles for a while ....

       

       


      Spring- wishful thinking

        DB, if you had picked a trail run, I would most likely be in, but unfortunately this is pricey for a training run, and doesn't have the features I'm looking for: trail or challenging elevation.  It sucks cause 7:40 - 8:00 pace would be just about perfect...

        DoppleBock


          I understand that - where for 24 hour pavement training this is perfect.

           

          I hit a decent training week last week - Longest was 24 - But I ran 14 times. 

           

          DB, if you had picked a trail run, I would most likely be in, but unfortunately this is pricey for a training run, and doesn't have the features I'm looking for: trail or challenging elevation.  It sucks cause 7:40 - 8:00 pace would be just about perfect...

          http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

          2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

           

          DoppleBock


            I did sign up today - $75 + $2.xx screew off processing fee

             

            Yes it is a lot for a training run.

             

            It seems I am doing most my long training runs as race

             

            Jan - Houston Marathon

            Feb - Crusty 50k

            Feb - Actual 32 mile TM training run

            March - Planned 40+ training run

            March - Fox Cities Marathon Backward

            April - Mad Ciry 50k

            April - Carmel, IN - Marathon

            May - 40+ training run

             

            June - Goal Race FANS24

             

             5/8 races.

             

            I will be back at Glacial 50M in the fall - Looking to rock-n-roll on that course for 1st time since 2006

            http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

            2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35  

             

            DoppleBock


              Getting a little excited - I originally signed up with the intent of running 7 x 10k looks to get a nice 40+ mile training run in.  But now I figure if I can get at least one more 40+ miler in before this race (3/31) - I cna just run the 50k.  I still will need to have the discipline to keep it to a 90-95% effort as this race is not a goal race.

               

              I see Patric Russell is racing it - Last time he ran a 3:08

              http://a-big-horse.blogspot.com/ 

              2013 Goals ~ Mar < 3:00, 5M < 29, 10k < 35