In July, I officially started my training block for this year’s big running project (as well as next year), the Southern Arizona Triple 50. As everyone who lives here knows, there is no better time of the year to start a big training block than the middle of summer.
This series is something I’ve had on my radar for a few years. The first of the 50-mile races in the series was Colossal Vail 50/50, and I was determined not to do my usual thing and wait too long to start focused training and then spend the whole block trying to catch up from behind.
Summer heat notwithstanding, it was the right time to start.