04/05/2008 - A Trail in 2 States FA 50K
Not sure why I hadn't thought of this before, but why not organize my own version of a Fat Ass 50K. Running loops on the trails where I currently train is the best place for it, through Madeline Bertrand Park (MI) and St. Patrick's Park(IN) . Here is the plan: My buddy Brett and I will start out around 4:30AM on our first of three loops through the woods. Each loop consists of roughly 9.25ish miles through the woods, along the St. Joseph River and across a small prairie. Each loop will bring us back to the only aidstation: the back of (my vehicle). Then at the end of the 3rd loop we'll run right around 2 miles 0utNback to finish off the 50K. The course I have picked out is for the most part accurate, but in reality there aren't many certified 50K courses.