July Training. Road to Wasatch 100.
My volunteer trail work hours have been accepted and I am now officially in the Wasatch Front 100 mile Endurance Run. The more I look at the elevation profile, the more nervous I get. To combat this Goliath and to calm my nerves I have ramped up my training significantly. I run up and down a mountain twice a week before work and then run later during the day to keep my weekly mileage high. I have been doubling up my weekend runs to bag as much vertical gain as I possibly can. The video below is from my training weekend in Seattle this past weekend. I joined Jen for the 2nd half of the 12 Peaks run on Saturday afternoon and early the next morning tackle a double summit of Mt. Si. That’s a lot of elevation in under 24 hours, but is still about HALF of what I will have to attempt at Wasatch. Woah.
I pace Jen at Big Horn which was an incredible experience. She definitely brought out her inner honey badger. I was thrilled to support her and was again blown away by the amount of encouragement received from other runners (there were 3 shorter races finishing simultaneously towards the end). Also her friend John was travelling across the country and just so happened to be near the area. He picked me up after the 100-milers started and drove me to the turn around at mile 48. I love ultrarunners. So much community.
I have a hefty month and a half-ish left before Wasatch. Time to embrace my inner honey badger more than ever.
Enjoy the video. Thanks for all your support and please consider helping out the 100 for 100 cause.