Kettle Moraine State forest for the 100k race on Saturday AM at the Kettle Moraine 100.
Thrilled with the taper week leading into this race; despite undoubtedly over-training my Achilles issue have been not present for some time now & I feel about 100% going into this one. Very excited to extend my personal long distance out a bit (previous long race is 50 miles) & get some quality time in on the pure forested single track of the Kettle Moraine.
Race plan is to be pretty cautious due to the Achilles & more specifically my goal of the season is to have a successful Leadville. That being said, I do not need to be re-injured during this weekend & need to be fully recovered by June 17 for my planned vert-fest in Summit County! By now you may know of my pet peeve of people who refer to races as "training runs" or down-playing races, so that I most certainly will not do. I certainly will have goals & a plan/strategy for Saturday & hope to meet my expectations in terms of execution of that plan.
A Goal: sub 11 hours (100k)
B Goal: sub 12 hours (100k)
C Goal: don't shit my shorts
So this is no perfect trainer for Leadville being it's in the midwest & all; but this wonderful forest track does have some good rolling hill terrain; below is the course profile. Most important to me is the fueling, nutrition & time on feet practice. My main A Goal aside from time is to effectively eat & drink for the 10-12 hours it may take me on Saturday & hopefully remain healthy for my upcoming training session in Colorado.
Gels - Clif Shot Mocha
EFS Liquid Shot