Still, part of me is a little bit frustrated at how most people tell me it's going to be "fun". If the race was just 30 miles, and we had all accommodations paid for, and no threat of hellish weather or an arduous finish.. then yes, "fun" would be the descriptor. Yet, after all the problems are solved and I cross the finish line in Chamonix, I suppose a thought might creep into my mind that it was "type II fun"..
Monday - 4 mi running up Acorn in the evening, no pain!
Tuesday - 10 mi - tempo of 5 mi on Mullhullound, not easy after the long weekend, but good to clear out the carbon.
Wednesday - Easy 5mi at sunset at Will Rodgers
Thursday - Easy 3 mi - Soleus was speaking to me
Friday - 19 mi out of Chantry with the poles and full kit. I think my gear is pretty dialed in for the race, everything felt good and secure running on similar UTMB terrain.
Saturday - 14 mi at night from Wrightwood to Baldy - the rains had torn up the terrain, and it was a moonless night, but I kept trucking along the steep terrain and enduring the type 2 fun until it became type 1 fun
Sunday - 6 mi - Mellow, just getting some fun miles above Wrightwood.
I might have done a bit more mileage, but the body was a bit reluctant. This week upcoming is more important for being sharp and strong.