This is going to be a busy month! I finished off last month with the Cayuga Trails 50, which was awesome. I took three days off from running, ran for two days, took another day off and then dropped 17 miles on Sunday. To be honest, my legs were pretty shot by the end of it!
Now, I’m back into a taper/rest period. I’m racing the Vegan Power 50k in 11 days. My plan is to take it pretty easy during that race, because two weeks after that, I’m racing the Finger Lakes 50-Miler.
Here is the course profile for the Vegan Power 50k (according to the internet):
The profile above represents the 5(ish) mile loop that we repeat six times. From what I hear, it’s a notoriously muddy course. Then again, what is an ultra without mud?!
I’m currently at 1,357 miles for the year and everything feels pretty good. In fact, I feel better now than I did before Cayuga Trails 50. I think the hundreds of steps must have loosened up my back… or something like that.
There is lots of running news lately. As I mentioned the other day, Grant Fisher broke 4 minutes in the mile. He’ll be running at Stanford in the fall.
Alberto Salazer has some new allegations to deal with – he was accused of everything from microdosing banned substances (and testing them on his son) to exploiting therapeutic use exceptions. This will be a huge story in the sport going forward.
Finally, a bearded Lance Armstrong was spotted in the Grand Canyon with Jenn Shelton.
I wonder what he’s up to. Perhaps he is considering an ultra…
How is your running going?
What races do you have coming up?