The goal was for this post to be my race report from Grindstone 100. However, the government shutdown caused the race to be canceled so I had to find an alternative. I'm heading back to Fountain Hills, AZ for the Javelina 100 once again. It's a way different race in terms of terrain. A lot less climbing and a lot more runnable surfaces are on tap come Oct 26th. My last go out there ended at 80 with about 20 miles of puking. I hope to not repeat that part again. Training has gone fairly well. I have a 6 month bulk of mileage that is as high as I've ever had so even with a little dip in mileage from my RD duties in Sept, I'm in a good spot. I've also tapered once already and now I'm doing it again. I don't know if that is good or bad but my legs feel great so we'll go with it being a good thing.
This week: Monday - 7.2 miles Tuesday - 7.6 miles shake out Wednesday - speed work plus some easy running - 5 miles Thursday - off Friday - negative split. 8 miles Saturday - cruising 11 miles at a steady 8 min/mile Sunday - 20.4 miles and 4k on the Green Rock. My legs felt awesome
Total - 59.2 miles
post trail run. We all have races in the next 2 weeks.
John - 24 The Hard Way- 24 hour race
Me - Javelina 100
Tommy - Ozark Trail 100