The Yellowstone-Teton Endurance Run – 50 mile is my ninth event of the year and takes place this coming Saturday (09/20/2014) starting at Mesa Falls, Idaho and running south through Idaho along the western edge of the Tetons. The 50 mile point to point run is mostly all on paved, packed dirt, and gravel road with only a few thousand feet of vertical gain.
The Squamish 50 is my seventh event of the year and takes place this coming Saturday (08/16/2014) starting in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada and running north through the headlands around Alice Lake Provincial Park and ending back in downtown Squamish. Technically a point to point race, the 50 mile trail run has both 11,000 feet of vert gain and descent and is a really a clockwise loop with the start and finish about 1km apart.
07/12/2014 – Mt Hood 50 – Clackamas Lake, Oregon Starting at Clackamas Lake this 50 mile race is split between two out and backs, both along the heavily shaded Pacific Crest Trail. Heading north first, the trail is slightly longer rolling past lakes as still as paintings and stunning vignettes of the majestic Mt Hood, before returning back to start/mid-ish-point/finish line and continuing south to the buttery smooth but resoundingly hilly complete single track and finally finishing with 5,500 feet of elevation gain.
This is the plan I used to train for my first 50 mile race.
The Mt Hood 50 is my sixth event of the year and takes place this coming Saturday (0712/2014) on the southern side of Mt Hood in north central Oregon. The dual out and back, one north at 28 miles and one south at 22 miles, trail run is almost entirely on the well traveled Pacific Crest Trail with 5,500 feet of vert gain and hovering between 3,000-4,000 feet above sea level at the majestic base of Mt Hood.