Events have a funny way of creeping up on you and you know the date and time, but suddenly you're a month away from the longest race, you will have ever undertaken to date.
I have been trying to keep on top of a decent amount of running, so that my body will be ready for the distance and trying to get time on my feet, as this race will take me anything from 9-11 hours to complete ( I think due to my own calculations, things could go better or worse). The race is also very technical and so I have been trying my best to run similar types of trails to build skill and endurance for technical trails.
The other thing I have taken into account is the elevation (climbing and descent) involved in my upcoming 50 mile race, and I have tried to take this into account and have done a lot of run/hikes going to the top of local peaks trying to build up my climbing skills.
I know some people that have a larger weekly tally for distance, but then I think I have managed a decent amount of distance while balancing elevation, types of trails and time on my feet.
At this stage I am trying to keep injury free. I have had some bumps, scrapes and some rolls leading up to this point, but nothing major to prevent me from training. I have a few aches as of right now, but I am hopeful that I can peak my training at the end of this month and taper (wind down) through August ready for my race.
I think I may do some cross training (possibly cycling, some swimming) in August to avoid injury, and I think I now have the mental confidence that I can do this race.