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Canyons 50K Training

Although I haven't been blogging recently, I'm still here and I'm still running. When I haven't posted to the blog in a while, I struggle to decide what to post next - then I don't post at all. I might as well start with a general update - I'm well into training for Canyons 50K on April 29!

I'm both excited and scared to death of this race. Canyons 50K is run with the Canyons 100K, a well-known Western States qualifier. The race starts in Foresthill and follows the Western States trail into the Canyons (the exciting part!) It has an estimated 9000 feet of climbing and is going to take me much longer than my other 50K events (the scary part.) It's the big, scary goals that are the most worthwhile, right?

I chose Canyons as my goal race because I'm pretty obsessed with Western States and I've wanted to race in the area for a few years now. Volunteering at Last Chance aid station during Western States has made me very curious about the trails throu…

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