Wow, there is now less then two weeks until the Western States 100! All distance training is done and now it is time to taper, plan, and mentally prepare for the race. On Saturday I ran Aravaipa’s Adrenaline 27k night race in the McDowell Mountains to finish up 6 months of training (after two years of getting prepared for this).
Due to injury and illness I did not got as many long runs and therefore overall miles as I had hoped and targeted, but I am in better overall shape than last year and am uninjured (I developed plantar fascitis on my last long run last year). My knee is almost 100% healthy, no pain at all. At this point, it is all mental. Plan everything, be prepared for setbacks and low points, and just keep going!
Huge Thanks to everyone at LSRBT and all my running buddies who helped me get to this point. 10 more days!
The KEH Foundation is still taking donations to help support the KEH Scholarship Program, Sunshine Acres Adopt-a-Student Program, and the Encephalitis Society: http://kehfoundation.org/