This weekend I dropped my application in the mail and am now official entered in something this year. It’s one of the most difficult races on the ultra calendar. While short, for an ultra, it’s the most difficult course profile there is–last year it had over 24,000′ of elevation change in just under 30 miles. Here’s my race report.
This should be an interesting experiment. Last year I’d been doing a lot of running–well, run, hike, long mountain adventures anyway. This year I’ve done almost none. Not a single “run”. Quite a few dog hikes. Not one long day in the mountains. I have almost exactly three months to train.
My training will start slow. Like I stated earlier in this program I don’t always heed my own advice. Here’s an old post from a runner doing Power 90. I tell him to stop running for a while. He reluctantly does and his times improve when he starts again. As for me, my legs are feeling good and I don’t want to slow this progress. So I’m going to resist the temptation to start pounding right away and ease into this slowly so this will also serve as a “Running and P90X” example.
I’m easing into the diet too (I always eat okay, btw). When are we getting those beers?