I turn 50 next June.
No, wait, it's a celebration. Beats heck out of the alternative, and all that.
Any suggestions for me on some special personal challenge to celebrate it?
NO 50-mile ultras. Not even a 50K ultra. NO 50 marathons. No five marathons, even. I'm still not even sure I'm going to do ONE marathon in 2007. I'm trying to restructure this little hobby of mine next year so it does NOT involve any training days over 5 hours!! Just maybe a few events over 5 hours.
I'm trying to cut the "this really sucks and it's stupid besides" time down to just a few miles per event. Not like 30 or 40 miles of "this really sucks".
Right now I'm thinking along the lines of:
Fifty 50x25 workouts
Maybe five 50x50
Maybe even one 50x100
Fifty 50km workout rides
Fifty 5k workouts
5 triathlons (probably different distances, though)
5 x 5k road races, each one faster
5 x half marathon
5 cycling centuries
Other ideas for me? I want to get this figured out in the next few weeks so I can get the 2007 calendar blocked out. I need something that really captures my imagination.
Thanks in advance!