I am starting this blog to journal my journey in training for the 50 Mile Ultra-Trail Marathon called the Ice Age 50.
This whole story started about a year and a half ago when Danijela (my wife) wanted to clear her head and asked that I go on a run with her. I _thought_ I was in shape, yet I couldn’t finish a 5k without some major IT Band issues.
It’s fair to say that I wasn’t a runner leading up to this. I ran cross-country in High School, but only as off-season conditioning for wrestling. I did run some track in High School also and still feel today that I am a short distance runner. After the military I would only run when playing soccer.
Today, one month before the Ice Age 50, I run roughly a half marathon a day on Friday-Sunday and have a mix of gym and interval training the other days except Monday.
This is a diary leading up to that race.