The Road ID Lace ’em Up Challenge seemed easy enough. Just run 50 miles in 7 days. The prize was a $10 gift card good towards the purchase of a Road ID or any gear from RoadID.com. The three prior weeks I had racked 55, 65, and 62 miles so this should have been a piece of cake.
To my surprise I ran into a major mental funk after the Morgan Hill Half Marathon. I had planned on taking one day off after the race. That turned to two days. I did make it out Wednesday but for only 7 miles. Come Friday I was way behind on the challenge. I was going to need 43 miles in about 48 hours. I was able to sneak 6 miles in on Friday night. Only 37 to go! Saturday started with an incredible 13 miles on the local trails at sunrise. I logged an easy 4 miles that evening. 30 miles down. 20 miles to go. 1 day to do it!