We've got less than 6 weeks til the Leadville 100 (well, til streakrun's Leadville. Maybe I'll run it a couple years from now, once I get through this pacing thang) and that means it's time to focus.
< 6 weeks to train. Not even a full 6 weeks to get some serious miles in while carrying a backpack full of Gatorade and fruit snacks. A few days less than 6 weeks to study the trail and map out the plan. We need a plan to keep Ace motivated for hours, and it's not going to be easy.
What should I do? Probably go for a 20+mile run on a hilly course, wearing the backpack and clothes that I plan on wearing for the race.
When should I do this? Probably in 3 weeks, after I do a 10mile version if that 2 weeks from now.
I'll hike a 14er this weekend, so that's a start...I'll make the backpack extra heavy to make up for the fact that we will be walking. And stopping for frequent picture taking.
That's it. That's as detailed as the plan gets for now. No interruptions. Strait ahead.
Did I mention that Ace is nuts? The only question I really want answered is:
What will he do after this?