A 50 mile run has been on my list for a while now, but I could never figure out a good time to fit it into my training schedule. I decided this was going to be the year. I set my sights on the Avalon 50 Miler on Catalina Island. I spent most of my longer training runs in El Moro which helped me prepare for the 6,732 feet of elevation gain and the 6,798 feet of descending!
I knew my body would be up for the challenge of exercising all day but running more than 32 miles at one time was new territory for me. I put in some solid hours of training and felt confident going into it. I also worked with my nutrition coach Isabelle at inprove.me to dial in my race day plan (yes, I'm a coach, but I also like to be coached as an athlete). I did a Metabolic Efficiency Test a few weeks before my event to help me dial in a nutrition plan and know what my calorie needs would be. The plan worked like a charm. I crossed the finish line with a smile on my face!