Tell us about your training.
Well, I was anticipating running Tucson in December, so I was only 11 weeks in to training. I like to do a 24 week marathon build up with a lot of long runs including a decent amount of race pace work. I only got in one race pace workout and all my training was done on a flat gravel path. If I were to plan for this event I would do a lot of downhill running at a moderate to fast clip, a lot of strength work in the weight room with my legs, a lot more core work, and probably drop my weekly mileage a bit because aerobic fitness isn't as much of an issue with this course as is strengthening your legs and body to handle the downhill pounding.