Tell us about your training.
I trained with focus with this race as my Fall goal. I peaked at 95 miles in a week, with a mix of speed work, hill training, long runs, recovery run, strength training, low-intensity plyometrics, and flexibility work. I cleaned up my nutrition and focused on eating to become as lean and healthy I could be by race day. I focused my hill work on HARD DESCENDING and I know this helped. I raced a hilly trail 50k two weeks before this race, which significantly challenged the muscles I would use trying to race this downhill course. Upon recovery from the last long run, I felt I had gotten into really great marathon shape. I tapered and hoped to have prepared enough to run a sub-3.