I decided to forgo Yasso's 800 speedwork this week as I am running the 50Km Creemore Challenge this Saturday. I ran a slow 10K instead. I will return to my Yasso's next week, but for now, I want to make sure my legs are somewhat fresh for this weekend.
This is only the second year that the Creemore challenge has been running, so it was difficult to find out information about the event, but this is what I have found out so far.
A 25 K hourglass loop with 50% trail, 50% country road and almost no cliffs. The course is hilly (60% uphill and 30% downhill), climbing the Niagara Escarpment twice per loop.
The almost no cliff part is somewhat comforting, but yikes, this race will definitely be a challenge. The winning female finished in just under 5 hours last years, so given the fact this is my first ultra (50K), my first trail race, and the fact that I am not racing it, I will likely take well over 6 hours. My plan is to have a nice long run (6 hours +) on my feet to help prepare me for the Jay Challenge. I am prepared to walk when necessary, and finish injury free. Anyway, it will be a tough week, but it should be very rewarding. I will definately post a race report.
Thanks for reading!