A week from friday I will be running the R2R2R. There will be 5 of us heading to the Grand Canyon to run what most of us consider a" bucket list" run. For me this will be the longest distance that I have run, around 45 miles. I have been hitting the trails hard these last few months and have been lucky to have Eric on many of them. Coming from a triathlon background I am used to faster training runs. Eric has really helped change my mental approach to slowing things down on trails. We have worked on cadence, foot strike, downhill, and the importance of a slower, steadier pace so that I can go the distance. I have been building strength by climbing. He still has thrown in some faster pace runs but for the most part it has been a LOT of climbing. I am very excited and will let you know how it goes!