I'm thinking about signing up for a 50K sometime in the reasonably near future if I can find one that's appealing.
A lot of the ones around here that people really brag on happen in October, and I'm not about to do that when I am already running Chicago as well as The Middle Half that month.
I'm considering the Swamp Stomper 50K in Memphis in January. Is anyone else out there running it? Anyone who has run it before? I'd love to know a bit more about it before I think about taking the plunge.
On the other hand, I'm already doing a marathon in October and November. I'm considering running Huntsville again in December because I love it so much, and a friend is running it as her first full. If I do that, then I don't think I'd be game for a 50K the next month. That's a lot of long races in 4 months. They do have a 25K option, so it could be fun to do that instead... but do I really want to travel to Memphis for a 25K? (Memphis is not exactly one of my favorite places.)
These are the debates I have with myself about races. I also have an opportunity that could require some weekend commitments, so this may all be moot soon...
Nonetheless, I'm open to any thoughts and words of wisdom you may have to share.