This is the how for the what.
I have only planned out as far as Leona Divide 50 on April 18th after that I'll take a month off and then start again for Angeles Crest 100 on May 3oth. It's very similar to the Twin Peaks plan but it just two weeks shorter, I was starting to go a bit stale towards the end so that's probably a good thing. Again there is a large portion of cycling; this I think really helped in keeping me injury free, not shown here is the weights that I be adding in, I need to work on my absolute strength and while I don't want to add a ton of muscle mass, having that extra strength will help with those long uphills. As always I am stretching pre and post run and I try to foam roll out the knots 2-3 times a week, an ounce of prevention etc. Also added into the mix will be swimming as a substitute when possible for weekday cycling in addition to the lessons I have over the next eight weekends. In case you wondering about the colors, I have 8 weeks of base building (purple), four weeks of speed work (green) and a weeks taper (tan), two week tapers drive me nuts and my weight tends to go up a little so 6-10 days is about my limit...it's been a trial and error learning curve.
I am still shifting Christmas puddin' so the goal is to get back to 165lb by mid March, that's a little over a pound a week, pretty doable I think.
For AC100 I need to complete a 50 mile race, as part of the qualifying criteria, within the preceding 12 months so finishing Leona Divide last April doesn't count, I have another bite of the cherry in August at Mt Disappointment if something goes wrong in April!
I emailed the Race Director yesterday about the need to have a qualifying 50 completed before I send in the entry and he replied saying as long as I had completed one by September 1st I would be in good shape, I have heard that the race is filling up pretty fast so tomorrow I'll be sending off my entry and the $225 entry fee, yes you read that right $225! Big bucks for a big race!