Preliminary report: I survived all three days of training, and feel pretty darn good. My runner (Patrick Perry), is very fit and confident, and he's on track for a sub-24 buckle.
Western States 100 training camp was awesome! It's hard to simulate (here in the Midwest) running down a steep mountain trail for 45 minutes at a sub-7-minute pace; and it's really hard to simulate a climb that lasts for over an hour. We had more than a few of them. The first day was the toughest...I ran out of water twice.
Running for 3 days in a row over the Sierra Nevada Mountains was great training. I'd recommend this training to anyone that wants some really tough training towards a mountain event.
I'll post some photos and have a better report, once I've caught-up a little with my "regular life" here in Humid-Flatland.
5 weeks ago