Time is a weird thing. It seems like time is the seasoning to most things.
Training for a mountain 100 feels like turning the treadmill/eliptical/row maching or whatever you are using to the max tension and then trying to train at that level. It is very very hard. Don't get me wrong. I love it, but it's really honking hard. I have been training like that since May 2012. It is what I really like to do and I really do like some super hard work. I signed up for Antelope Island 100 for a couple of reasons. I really think the island is mysterious so there is a draw to that. And also, I want to finish a 100 where I am running a very good portion of the time. Climbing is what I'm the least good at. So clearly in a mountain 100 (and when I say mountain 100 I mean something with elevation gain in the upward of 10K'-15K'+....Bighorn had 18K') climbing is a big part of the game. I remember enjoying training last year for pacing Emily at Salt Flats because all I had to do was run. No climbing, no hiking, just plain ol' running. What a fun and happy thing to do! So now, as I prepare to do the same with Antelope Island, I get to just run and run and run some more!