I’m on Week 2 of training for my first ultra marathon 50K…and it’s been full of high highs and low lows. Some days I find my training runs easy and great, and some days it sucks. While a lot of training is mental, outside environment can sure affect how difficult your run will be. This week alone I’ve had: my earbuds quit 8 miles in to a 10 miler, a skunk chase me off the trail, terrible weather, and blisters. But it is what it is.

Also, my coach wants me to track my elevation gains on my runs. Bless her. On my run yesterday it was zero. Today, I ran 10 miles and it was 10 feet. Welcome to the Midwest, where the most elevation I get is jumping over a culvert mid-run. Onward and upward to week 3!

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