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Aging and My Mid-Life Crisis

I can't believe that I am now 40. It sounds SO OLD. But I don't feel like I should be THAT old. Its depressing. I think I'm having a harder time accepting this then I did for when I turned 30.

It's scary. To be frank and a little macabre, you have to start planning for end of life stuff. There is a lot I have yet to do with my life. But to be planning old people stuff, its scary.

How much longer am I going to live? How can I do this the healthiest that I possibly can? Should I buy life insurance for my other half and I? How can I increase our retirement savings. (Going on a cruise a couple times a year is not helping with that savings.) At what age should I sign up for AARP?

I had one friend die of Pancreatic cancer this past year. It hit him hard and sadly fast. I had another friend in November pass due to complications with pneumonia and his diabetes. I seen him in the store a week or two before he passed and he was out of it. I googled both their names when I did n…

50K Training Plan

Today's workout was 36 minutes walk/trot on the treadmill. Ankle feels like nothing ever happened last weekend.
A few minutes doing sumo squats, lunges - both with 30 pounds of dumbbells.
3 sets of hanging leg raises.
15 minutes of elliptical. 

I think that I have a plan ready to start 50K training.

But I am not sure when I want to start it up.

Yes, I am totally obsessed with reading and rereading everything online about 50Ks and ultras. There was one blog in particular that I read 3 times this week about one local 50 mile race. I have also listened to a few podcasts, 2 of them more then once!

Obsessed. 

Anyways. I don't know when to "officially" start training.

Go all of November and December with building strength and muscle doing weights and elliptical?

Schedule from Santa Clarita Runners

Or start plodding through the miles in a week or two, with extra time to train on the long Thanksgiving weekend?

Suggestion from UltraLadies

I really don't wanna do a 16 mile next weekend. Maybe I will modify both the plans above into a final plan. Shizit is getting scary looking at those 26 mile Saturdays!

While I don't have a goal time for finishing before I have started, it is always fun to see how long it may or may not take me. Based on my last half marathon time.

A 6 hour 50K is a long day.

Anyways, that is what I am thinking about today.

I just wanna thank all of you on Twitter. I can't believe I am at almost 400 followers! I <3 you all!

Do I follow you on Twitter? If I don't lemme know and I will.
How do you decide on a training plan?

Comments

  1. It sounds like you have a great training plan and you have done your research. Obsession can be a good thing- especially when it comes to health & fitness. Looking at your plan actually makes an ultra look obtainable!

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    1. I think that a 50K is doable too. I am picking a fairly flat race, so it is basically an extended marathon instead of a mountain hike.

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  2. Wow! 50k! That's phenomenal. Best of luck through training! :)

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  3. Wow 50k! Very exciting! I have no experience with the distance so will be no help but it sounds like you've done you're homework. All the best with this adventure!

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