One thing I did not take into account in having a heavy spring race schedule was the limited time to train once they started. It seems since Chippewa 50k in April, I have either been recovering or getting ready for the next race by taking it easy. I am not a big believer in tapering. I just take it easy 1-2 weeks prior based on the race and type.
All the books say to taper for 3 weeks, but I never had a good marathon doing that. My best are two weeks, with some hard stuff the week before.
I am finally pumped for Afton. I was still on the fence about it a week ago, but looks like the weather will cooperate.
The beauty of this loop course is that the first loop will truly be a warm up, a killer warm up. Then the action gets fun.
It also helps to know the course intimately, like that root on the snowshoe loop right before the bridge. I have snagged it many times.
Of all of the times I have run Afton, I have never done this race. I was either toasted from Grandma's and/or afraid of the heat.
See you all there on Saturday.