My quest to spend 12 weeks training for the Rocky Raccoon 100 mile ultramarathon continues.
Let’s just go ahead and say that the entire month of December was pretty much a waste when it came to training for this race. I ran a total of 84 miles, and bike commuted a whopping 30 miles in the entire month. I’ve got lots of excuses as to why I did so little, but none of that really matters anymore. All that matters is that I was able to get some of my mileage back up this past week, and have successfully avoided injury. 10% rule? Definitely don’t have time for that sh*t.
Despite my lack of quality training, I’m not doubting my ability to finish the race. I finished the Lost Soul Ultra on less weekly mileage, and it is a FAR more difficult course. Obviously each race presents its own challenges, and my body may not cooperate in the same way as it did the first time around, but I know that I’ve got the mental fortitude to grit it out for 33+ hours. As an added bonus, Rocky Raccoon’s cutoff is 30 hours, so I know for certain that I won’t be out on the course for as long as I was at the Lost Soul!