I've been keeping this one quiet - just because I haven't really felt much like a runner the last few months. It's been a roller coaster of training since the start of the year - with the never ending cough in the winter, Nick's surgery and my twisted ankle at the end of April and two weeks of hot and humidity in Minnesota. I felt like every time I started gaining ground, something would happen that would limit what I was able to do. I was nervous as I continually reworked training due all the various issues. I wasn't getting the hard runs, the trail play time or the long runs I wanted. But finally, it's the end of July and it's race week.
|Looking out over the Pikes Peak Ultra 50k Course form the top of Mount Rosa.|
At least I have my plan figured out. And my crew is top notch. I have that going for me! It will be a fun, hard day regardless of what happens. There's actually some big names in the race and I'm sure that they will just run away from me at the start. But these are my backyard trails. I know the course and I know the trails. Hopefully there will be some home course advantage!