I did today's threshold run yesterday because I was anticipating messy roads today (I was right). So today was an easy treadmill run while watching the snow fall outside the window. That was followed by some really difficult snow shoveling. The snow was very wet and heavy today. I'm pooped!
I have spent some time this afternoon working on a twelve week training plan leading up to Massanutten. For last year's Massanutten training I was injured so I did very low running mileage concentrating mostly on hill climbs. I ran pretty well there, finishing second woman overall and running just over 29 hours. This was done purely by will power, not on fitness. I want to train hard for this year's race and go into the race confident and prepared.
Thanks to the snowshoe racing and the cross country skiing I have been doing, I have a good base going into this next phase of my training. I'm writing up a tough training plan and I'm looking forward to the hard work. My goal for Massanutten is to break 28 hours. Anything can happen in a one hundred mile race and something could very well prevent me from reaching my goal, but I plan to put in an honest effort and do everything I can to make it happen.