After a quick peak back at my 2011 Afton Trail Run race report, I thought I'd get ahead of the game and set some goals for this year's version.
Wednesday, as I was setting up the Running Room booth for the National Senior Games Health and Wellness Expo, I had the honor of chatting with Grand Ave Running Room employee who will be course marshaling the Afton Trail Run. This experienced runner recently completed a 100 mile race in less than twenty-six hours, so I spent some time picking his brain on his nutrition and racing strategies.
Since my collapse at the Med City Marathon, I haven't done much in the way of a "long run," so nutrition might be the only thing I've got going for me. There have been some nice bike rides, but the thought of running for more than a couple hours in one shot hasn't been overly appealing until now.
A: Finish the race without blisters
B: Finish the race with 1-2 blisters
C: Finish the race with 3+ blisters