This is the first day of week 0 of my 25-week Never Summer 100k training. I'm treating it as a rest week. I feel like I'm in better shape than I was at week 0 of my Quad Rock 50 training in November 2018. I have more of a base. I've got my gear figured out. Most of all, I have more experience. I'm looking forward to regular speed and hill workouts starting next week.
In addition to the Never Summer run at the end of July, I've registered for the Quad Rock 25 mile on the Saturday of Mothers Day weekend and the Kettle Moraine (Wisconsin) 38 mile "fun run" on June 13. There are local runners who do the Quad Rock 50 and the Never Summer 100k in the same year as part of the Gnar Slam (QR 50, NS 100k, Black Squirrel, and Blue Sky Trail Marathon), but I'm not quite at that level of fitness yet. Maybe next year. My guru, David Bitner, has signed up for Kettle Moraine and I'm looking forward to spending some time on the trail with him and gaining some nighttime running experience; the fun run starts in the evening and has a mid-morning cut-off the next day. I'm expecting to cross the Never Summer finish line between 1 and 2 a.m. if all goes well, and I should be able to simulate this at Kettle Moraine.