For the past two years Stephen has been helping me prepare for my first 50k, which I will be running in May!! Stephen hasn't given me a training plan but has given me the secret gift that every endurance runner needs, belief!! Stephen believes in me and believes that I will have no problems running two 50ks in three weeks. Stephen and I shared our life story with one another as we walked around the grounds of the New Jersey Marathon expo, in that we found out why we seek running ultra races. That may sound like nothing but when you're talking with someone you just met and you're both having tears run down your face you form a bond very quickly. Stephen gave me motivation as Kate and I met up with him at the NYC half marathon expo two weeks ago, making suggestions on training and how to run my first 50k. As Kate and I left the expo I said to Kate "It's nice having a guy like that to help me as I train" to which she responded "You're lucky to have someone like that helping you, he's a great guy and I can see why you want to run a 50k for him"
How does someone who wants to run an ultra find all of the insider secrets from a training schedule, to diet and everything else that goes into ultra marathon training? You can't just go to a local running store and find a guy like Stephen England to help you...or can you?? For those in the New York City area that are interested in running ultra marathons you have the opportunity to listen to Stephen England and two other local ultra running experts as they share their secrets. A rep from Salomon running (thee go to company for ultra runners) will also be on hand to help you choose all of the right gear for an ultra marathon.
I will do my best to try and get down to this amazing event!! If you are interested in attending or would like to learn more please click here!!