Am I ready for a 50K? We'll see. I'm going to Waco for the Toughest in Texas Trail Runs in Cameron Park. I biked there a little when I was in college, and ran there a little when we lived in Waco later on. But this was before I was really running; at that time, I would run for 30 minutes or so with Princess (how I miss her!) and call it good, thinking I was a real trail running stud. I figure this race will take me at least 6 hours, if I go really fast, more likely 7 or more.
This race is only in its fourth year or so, and my brother has run in every other running. He won't be there this weekend, so I have to run to make sure there's a Mastin represented. I am looking forward to running with my friend Stuart, a veteran trail runner and a great guy. I have never run with him before; we'll see if I can keep up!
This race calls itself Toughest in Texas. Cross Timbers, where I ran the marathon 3 weeks ago, calls itself the Toughest Little Trail in Texas. I guess I'll let you know in a few days who wins the toughest trail prize!