Training update and change of plans

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The goal was for this post to be my race report from Grindstone 100.  However, the government shutdown caused the race to be canceled so I had to find an alternative.  I'm heading back to Fountain Hills, AZ for the Javelina 100 once again.  It's a way different race in terms of terrain.  A lot less climbing and a lot more runnable surfaces are on tap come Oct 26th.  My last go out there ended at 80 with about 20 miles of puking.  I hope to not repeat that part again. Training has gone fairly well.  I have a 6 month bulk of mileage that is as high as I've ever had so even with a little dip in mileage from my RD duties in Sept, I'm in a good spot.  I've also tapered once already and now I'm doing it again.  I don't know if that is good or bad but my legs feel great so we'll go with it being a good thing.

This week: Monday - 7.2 miles Tuesday - 7.6 miles shake out Wednesday - speed work plus some easy running - 5 miles Thursday - off Friday - negative split. 8 miles Saturday - cruising 11 miles at a steady 8 min/mile Sunday - 20.4 miles and 4k on the Green Rock.  My legs felt awesome

Total - 59.2 miles

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post trail run. We all have races in the next 2 weeks.

John - 24 The Hard Way- 24 hour race

Me - Javelina 100

Tommy - Ozark Trail 100