i am currently at a running load of between 25 and 35 miles a week with a long run around 12 miles. most of these miles are at 5500ft elevation and with little gain/loss.
i am considering trying the steamboat 50 as my first ultra. my background has been in ironman, and i am used to training quite a bit and recover relatively fast.
the course does worry me (as it should) http://www.steamboat50.com/
it starts at about 6500ft and goes up to 10,600ft with approx 9,000ft of climbing... not only the fact that it is 50 miles. i would only have until sept 18th to build up and get a lot more distance and elevation under my belt.
is this reasonable, or should i just look for a race for next year?