|Nick Clark dropping into Ouray at Hardrock 100 last month.|
Inside Trail (www.insidetrail.com) has posted a great interview with Nick Clark coming off a busy month of podium finishes at Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 and is now donning battle gear for tomorrow's Sierre-Zinal mountain race and, ultimately, UTMB in two weeks. Read what he feels his secret is to dominating ultra trail races.
|Inside Trail on Twitter|
Inside Trail will be tweeting (twittering...?) updates at the Leadville 100 run next week. Correspondent, Happy Trails (who is crewing me for the entire 100) will be providing updates on the race leaders, times, splits between, how awful they look, and who's making the race exciting. Good idea to follow Inside Trail on Twitter now, so you don't miss the action. Oh, and they'll occasionally update my suffering progress throughout the day as well...
Finally, the boring stuff:
After a rock solid four months of training (three 100 mile races, two 50 mile races, many 4-7 hour runs...) I've been basking in the taper stage this week with a steady dose of the exact same run, same route, same 7 miles, in the same time, every day. This nice little routine seems to work best to keep me fired up about running, maintain confidence that I'm fit, and allows the body to repair anything in, well, disrepair. Speaking of feeling good, McDavid is sending me completely redesigned compression gear for the race, including new calf sleeves. It's like Christmas. Yes, my life is that exciting.
No sandbagging here. I feel great. I'm at 148 lbs (about 5 lbs lighter than earlier in the season). I know the Leadville course. I have a great crew for support and a pacer I (strangely) really enjoy running with. So, I'm looking to run well.