I am as ready as I will ever be for this Saturday’s 50k. This past training cycle went off the rails and I would like more run fitness than I have but such is life. Mileage was low on account of losing a week to food borne illness and another to nursing some knee and calf tenderness. All was not lost though, I can handle distance better than 10 weeks ago and have been adding intensity. This base building period went in fits and starts but the future is promising.
|Changing a flat tire on the climb to the 401|
This week is naturally taper, prior to zero week was where the action took place. My woman and I got in some high altitude training in a vacation to Crested Butte Colorado. The whole trip was epic and involved plenty of mountain biking with a side of running. There were cross country rides on the 401, Monarch Crest, Upper and Lower loops of Crested Butte, and downhill mountain biking at the Evolution mountain bike park.
|Single track on the 401|
On the running scene there were lot of trail runs featuring plenty of climbing and one last recon run of the race course. I dialed in nutrition and race day strategy. I will be taking this 50k easy with no other goal than even pacing and a finish. Luckily the race loops on itself in case I need to pull the plug in the case of unnatural knee or Achilles pain. Everything is in place for a great weekend and now comes execution.