24 Jun '13, 5pm
Pre-Western States interviews with the rock solid Nick Clark, Dave Mackey, and Ian Sharman.
And, finally, if you’re training to race, then you also need to be as sharp and comfortable as you can be at an up-tempo effort, so I mix in a good amount of old-fashioned speedwork, both at the track (or equivalent) and in the form of a weekly, five-to-ten-mile, hilly tempo effort. You put all those pieces together with weekly back-to-back long runs over the course of a three-to-four-month training block, and before you know it, you’re fighting fit and ready to race. Last year, I think I got started a little too early with my training so I came into the race a little tired, but this year I’m feeling like the timing has been just about right. So, yes, I’m feeling good about my chances right now.