I am currently in the process of training for my first 50K. As part of that training, I ran the full marathon in early June at the Yankee Springs Trail run for part of my training buildup. Technically, I wasn't "scheduled" to hit a 26 mile training run yet, but I really wanted to do it this year since I ran the half there last year and really enjoyed it. I planned to run the marathon slowly and treat it as a training run, because I wanted to make sure I could keep on with my normal 50K training volume and not need to take a ton of time off after the race.
Yankee Springs Winter Challenge is January 4, 2015
Dirty Burg is July 19, 2014
The Yankee Springs Trail Run is June 6-8, 2014
All the info is at www.switchbackendurance.com.
10k start: Friday 8:00 pm
Double Marathon start: Saturday 6:00 am
Marathon start: Saturday 7:00 am
Cut-off time for marathon and double marathon: Saturday 8:00 pm
Half Marathon start: Sunday 7:00 am