Another 50K in the books a couple weeks ago at the SweetH2O Race just outside Atlanta GA. Again, I was using this as a good training run with over 40 miles already on the legs, more hill repeats, and a long run just 5 days prior to this event. I wanted tired legs going into this, and that I had. I have never done this race before, and it looked of moderate difficulty although I read somewhere this was in the top 10 of difficult 50K (not). It was a 16 mile repeat loop with river crossings and a series of short steep demanding power line hills.
The weather was perfect with clear skies and unseasonal cool temps in the 60s. Most of the course is very runnable with a few sections a little more technical due to the steepness and rocks. I would consider this course a great first ultra for someone to cut their teeth on. The course was well marked, support at AS was amazing (except none had ice), and the RD put on a well organized race.
|Over halfway there|
I have one more 50K race in the foothills of SC before heading back to OH for the Mohican.