I signed up for a 50k race, 8 days from now. That's 31 miles. I've done the distance 3 times before.
Basically, if you've done a marathon, it's just 4.8 more miles. Piece of cake.
I did have a physician, who never seemed to think there was anything odd about marathon running, react negatively to the notion of running a 50k. His opinion was that humans weren't meant to run farther than a marathon. I assured him that I would walk part of the way.
I had been thinking about doing a different 50k a week ago. But the forecast, which proved quite accurate, was for a day full of rain.
I woke up last week in time to make the race. I looked out the window and thought about running for hours and hours in the rain.
And then, instead,
I went back to bed.