Month: May 2015

Whoo’s in El Moro 50K Race

Earlier this year, Nick and I scoured Ultrasignup, looking for a competitive 50K that we could work towards. Molly’s Whoo’s in El Moro 25/50K (WIEM) fit the bill: it was relatively close to San Diego (Newport Coast), looked beautiful and, best of all, was competitive–which meant that we would by default have to work on our speed, something that both of us needed to do; Nick, to improve upon his 50-mile and 100-mile races, and myself, because I had never worked on speed before and it was showing. I dreaded timed miles, 800m repeats, and anything involving a maintained pace. What was there to do but work on what I disliked most, in the hopes of liking it a little more (and possible getting a bit faster)? During the week, I tagged along with Nick as he did everything from 400m to 1km to, yes, 1-mile repeats. On Thursdays, I would struggle to maintain a pace long enough to consider it a tempo run, but I still tried. Saturdays would be longer track workouts anywhere from …