45 days until the Angeles Crest 100 mile endurance run…
Training has been solid. I had some high miles and high altitude weeks. A few weekends ago I met up with others including Stitch to do the Chantry to finish section. Great heat training and fun to do that stretch on fresh legs (rather than 75 miles into the race). The next weekend Kam, Cassidy, Christian, Balmore at Baldy Village to do the Bear Canyon route (peak and back). Dom, Chris, Jessie, and Erik were there to do the same route up (then on to Guffy CG and back). It was good to see those guys and get a briefing on the route since none of our group had ever been up there.
We had a great time exploring the new trail and running through the clouds. It got colder as we climbed and there was some ice on the sparse trees. Eventually we were above the clouds and got some views. Also, it never got so cold that my trusty windshirt couldn’t handle it. The next day was a great 31 miles primarily on the AC course between Islip and Chilao.
Mixed in the training has been a little bit of road running and some nice jaunts along the boardwalk. Mostly it has been the mountians…you know train for what you are going to race.
Next up is more Mt. Baldy action for the 10k+ altitude and steep climbing, a couple rounds of Chilao to Chantry runs and generally ramping up the mileage. Three more big training weeks before things start to taper for race day. So far so good.