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GRT 50k Race Recap

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On Saturday I ran the Glacier Ridge Trail 50k in Slippery Rock, PA. This was my 2nd 50k to date, and it was by far the most challenging race I've ever run. It also happened to be one of the most fun and awesome experiences and it is a race I will definitely never forget.

Trail Tuesday 5/15

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This is the race edition of Trail Tuesday. Despite the fact that I was running a 50k, I had to take a few pictures during the race. The trail and course was absolutely stunning. From the very high overlook on the top of a hill, to the very low shoreline, I enjoyed the sound of the waves lapping and birds chirping for so many hours. The small wood plank foot bridges and rocks that broke up the water crossings were also very neat, and I would love to come back to Moraine State Park in PA to explore more!

GRT 50k Training Week 18

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This is it, the final week! Race day is almost here and overall, I am feeling ready. Between checking the weather forecast hourly (alternating between rain and heat) and checking items off my to-do and packing lists, the time has flown by. 

Trail Tuesday 5/8

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It's about a month late, but finally I was able to visit my favorite section of trail that erupts with blossoms this time of year. It is short lived, so I made to sure get my fill. As much as my allergies might disagree, the sweet smell down this entire section is heavenly.

GRT 50k Training Week 17

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6 days to go!! While I wouldn't say the last 17 weeks have flown by, I also can't believe that race day is finally almost here. For a long time all I could think about was just getting to the taper, and now it finally feels "real". This is happening!

Trail Tuesday 5/1

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Happy May Day! I think a sure sign of spring is when all of the baby geese arrive. They are so cute! And of course, the return of my bird.....

GRT 50k Training Week 16

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I made it to the taper!!!! Week 16 was my last 50k-specific week of training, and now I have entered into the Peak Phase, or the taper. It feels really good to be here. While the taper brings all sorts of challenges of it's own, I am really ready to focus on mental and physical rest to get ready for race day.