In addition to natural inspiration, there’s also a ton of peer inspiration from Transvulcania. I think when I got into ultrarunning four years ago, it was special enough to be a good climber and to glide through the downhills. Now, in light of the way the way the race played out, there’s even more time to be squeezed out of a well executed, fast, efficient downhill. Dakota definitely exhibited some skills honed from his Grand Canyon runs, and showed the value of controlled speed and a little more cushion on a 7,000ft descent. This isn’t to say that a solid uphill isn’t key, but more that the talent pool is coalescing around a certain climbing speed/efficiency, but there is some variation in downhill ability/capacity. This is definitely something to consider for the mountain 100’s this summer.
April 30-May6: 41 miles, 8250 ft.
recovery from Leona Divide 50miMonday: 10mi, 3,000ft, crystal cove
May 7- May 13:
May 7- May 13:
Tues: 3mi, 1000ft, treadmill easy
8mi, 2000ft, Silverado, good
Wed: 9mi, 2500ft, repeats on Elevator at Crystal Cove, 1mi, 330ft gain/330 loss, 7-9 minute reps, x7
Thurs: 9mi, 2500ft, westridge easy with a luna
2mi, 1000ft treadmill
Friday: 3mi, 500ft, treadmill
Saturday: 24mi, 6,000ft, Vincent Gap-Islip and back. Pretty tiring being back at altitude, I was super hungry and the run dragged on late worsening my energy levels
87 miles, 22,000 ft.
Not very strong, and a bit below where I wanted to be, but ready to move into the high country work with the first tough weekend out of the way..
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