Sign me up! I’m already a few months away from my first 50 miler. So far my longest long run has been 23 miles, pretty soon it will be 30+ miles. I have spent a very long time reading about and studying Ultra Running
And the biggest difference between Marathons and Ultras is the amount of walking you do. You don’t just run the whole way ( especially for your fist time) when doing a 50k or a 50 miler or 100 miler. You walk all hills ( even the small ones ) plus you will have a run walk plan, lets say run 25 minutes and walk 5 or whatever. And you will eat a lot ( probably 200 to 300 calories an hour). These are all things I practice when I’m doing my long runs, Not to mention slowing down my pace.
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there's always the third time loser deal.. but that means you'd have to register the past two years and not make the lottery. Personally, I don't know. I'm still trying to focus on getting a decent 50k under my belt (hopefully soon followed by a 50m and so forth).