Anyone completed one of these? I fairly certain I'm going to do (or attempt) the Tussey mOUnTBACK Ultramarathon here in State College on Oct. 15. Logistically I think I have a solid race plan. Support vehicle, equipment, comfort items, etc. However, I've never run close to 50 miles at one time, marathon distance is my longest to date. And I must mention, I'm doing this on a WHIM. Basically, I betting that my Ironman base will carry me for what I'm considering "a long workout." Is this foolish? My run base is strong and I consistantly can train at volumes over 50 miles a week. But as far as a [B]real training regiment [/B] for this event: [B]NONE!![/B] I just got the application and decided it was really the last year I would have to give it a shot (hopefully, I'll be in Kona mid-Oct. '06). I'm not looking for a course record, just a finish, maybe 9-10 min./mile avg.
I welcome any thoughts or slaps back to reality for that matter. Any special nutritional intake info. or condsiderations would also be great. Thank you!