I’m really looking forward to running the BMM 24 in just 4 days! I had a great time last year at this little race just outside of Asheville, NC, in the great town of Black Mountain. It’s a great atmosphere and the format — running 5k loops over and over all day and all night – really suits me well.
Here’s the GPS data from last year, exported into Google Earth. The GPS died about 60 miles in.
I had a “predictions post” last year, but I really want to avoid going into the race this year with expectations. My goal is get stronger for Leadville in August, which means I don’t want to kill my training the few weeks following BMM24. My guess is that means I’ll run something north of 75 miles, but I won’t hesitate to back off or pull out if anything comes up that might jeopardize Pb. But if I’m feeling great I’ll just run with it…
That said, I do want to show this year’s weekly mileage compared to last years. This year:
What should jump out is that my volume is much higher this year… Last year I jumped into the 24 hour run with very little training, sort of at the last minute. But this year I have been focusing on building for Leadville, starting with Uhwarrie 40 in February, Umstead Marathon in March, and the NF 50 NY in May. Plus lots of training in between…
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