Diez Vista 100km is a week away and my phone has been buzzing a lot over the past few days:
“Are you ready for your race?”
“How are you feeling?”
My answers have been short (I’m not good at conversations via text message) so I thought I should elaborate on the subject.
Training has been up and down as I’ve struggled to balance intensity, volume, shitty weather and a grouchy tummy. The grouchy tummy was a side-effect from some anti-biotics I was on back in December, thankfully the tummy seems to have recovered. The crappy weather has improved somewhat and I have been able to get some decent mountain runs in over the last month. I’ve also gotten in several back-to-back workouts.
So, even though training hasn’t been perfect, I am going into this race feeling like I might be peaking at the right time.
If nothing else, I have better leg speed than I normally do … I’m not so sure about my endurance.
By the numbers:
- Longest “run” – 42km xc ski
- Longest actual run -37km
- 2017 distance (YTD) – 1095
- 2017 elevation gain (YTD) – 34 000m
- Strava Crowns earned – 11
- Sulphur Mountain Repeats – 5
- Prairie Mountain Repeats – 4
- Mountain summits – 14
- New summits – 2
Hmmm, I feel like those numbers should be bigger…
Maybe I should have just stuck to my short, one sentence answer:
I’m as ready as I’ll get and I’m feeling good 🙂
Here is a compilation of photos from my 2017 adventures (so far)