Posted: 02/07/2015 at 13:25
Get yourself in shape for this:
and then there's any number of hilly 50 milers that come up in the spring.
The SDW50 would be about right for you:
I have two young children so it's always a balancing act. I'm a hands-on Dad so the killer for me was the weekend long runs - xc marathon and an xc half at the very least every weekend.
However, I've heard said that if you can cover the race distance in your combined weekly runs every week, however you split it up, then you've probably got enough in the bag to get round the course so long as you stay injury free. Some one will probably shoot me down in flames for saying it but that makes fitting your runs in round your family much easier.
And unless you're competing at the front, there's really no point in pushing yourself too hard and risking injury. I can run 10k with sore calves, or blisters, or a tight IT band, but 50 miles? No thanks.
So, 'better under-trained than over-injured'.