There is a 13.1/26.2/50 mile trail race near me next weekend. No mountains and and likely not too technical - this is in Michigan. I am really thinking about running the 50. I haven’t been doing huge mileage, but have stayed between 60-90/wk since August (I was regularly hitting triple digits from March - July).
I am not sure exactly what kind of shape I’m in, but I feel pretty fit. At 5’11”, 145 lbs, I am lighter than I was when I set most of my road PRs. My most most notable PR is a 2:25 marathon in 2018 and most recent time trials were a 32:20 road 10k in May and 26:09 8k in July. It was HOT for the July one. I was training hard with hopes of running a fast fall marathon until mid July when most races cancelled and my second son was born (he’s fantastic). Resultantly, a typical week for the last 8 weeks has only been something like:
M/Tu/Th/F - Easy 85 minutes @ 7:10-8:00 pace
W - easy “workout” pacing my buddy who is training for a half. His workouts typically include 5-6 miles of volume around 6:00 pace
Sa - Easy 60 minutes @ 7:20-7:30 pace
Su - 120 minutes with 80-90 easy, last 30-40 @ 5:40-5:50 pace on rolling dirt hills
As you can see, there are no real long runs or workouts in this weekly schedule. It isn’t nothing though. I would like to think that I could compete to win this 50 mile race. Last year the winning time was 6:45 and most years it is above 7:00. Thoughts??