Six weeks. That’s all I have left before Burning River. Would I ready if the race were today? Probably not. In years’ past, my 100 mile training went like this:
- 2008- too few miles, too much and Endurance.
- 2009- Too many long runs, cross-training was perfect, not enough speed work.
So far this year, I maintained a decent endurance base throughout the winter. Speed work is okay… I managed a 20:30 or so 5k on trails this last weekend. About a month ago, I ran about 54 miles in a 12 hour race. Since the 12 hour, I’ve run an 18 miler and a 30 miler. I just started heavy weight training this week. I’m doing some tempo run on trails and hill repeats tomorrow. I’d like to squeeze in one very long run and another back-to-back. We’ll see.
I’m doing the equivalent of cramming for an exam… trying to shoehorn as much training into the next month. Will it work out? I’m confident I’ll be fine, but I doubt I’ll be flirting with a sub-24 finish.