Originally I signed up for the 50 miler. It was going to spin off of my original plan of 6 ultras in 6 months... which soon changes when Sarah and I registered for TAR again. Since the new year I have been slowly building the back to back runs... doing more cross-training, as TAR is in September so not wanting to get TOO excited too soon and end up injured. I followed the 50km training plan with the P.A.C.E. pep's on Saturdays and really enjoyed spending time with friends on the long runs. All the athletes with PACE are so inspiring... I wonder sometimes if they know just how much they give back to their coach unknowingly.
As it sits today - I have dropped down to the 25km at Sun Mountain this weekend. It was a tough decision as I am feeling fit for 50km and somewhat longing to work through that kind of mileage in a race as it has been since last September. I have decided to play it safe though and do like I did last year and do the 25km distance. I will make this week a build week and make this event more of a training run than race. To be honest, I really just didn't want to taper another and then take potentially 2 more weeks to recover. I have a week of holidays in Fernie and Canmore area in the last week of June and I goal is to be ready to run multi days of approx. 30km back to back with more elevation. The other bonus is that I will be in before my PACE athletes who are running the 50km and will get to see their finish :)
We are taking Carter's road bike and climbing gear too - so the weekend should be a fun training weekend with family, friends, wine and making more memories with the PACE family.
|Post Race Pot-Luck at the Camp Ground ~ Ask Christie how much wine she drank and what song she sang us!|
|Blue Grass Music was AWESOME!|
|PACE girls at the finish line 2011|