My experience with mountains: Went to Peru once, hiked up a mountain with my sisters. This is the worst picture of me on the side of a rock on a mountain not knowing what to do with myself. Then there was this one time I went to Colorado for a weekend and rode a mountain bike down a mountain successfully. Another time Gretchen and I were at a race expo where there was a fake volcano mountain that she ran a toy runner up. I’m sure these events totally have me prepared for Never Summer 100k this coming July. However since I live in the mountain less Midwest I’m coming up with a few strategies for rocking this race.
-Upping my running to about 50-65 miles a week ( doing 40ish miles a week now)
-Lots of heavy weights
-lots of trail time with extra hill time
-the stairs at Liberty Memorial
-lots of step ups
Any other ideas?