I had a good performance at the Foothills Frenzy 50k in October and a great run at the Wilson Creek Frozen 50k in January. I used some of my lessons learned at Wasatch to make sure I did the right things to finish strong and feel decent at the end.
I like to take my own advice to set a goal, tell everyone who will listen, and stick to the plan. Here it is, my goal at Antelope Island is between 21 and 22 hours. The plan is simple a) don't be stupid b) repeat step a. as many times as necessary. Training is all but over so it is what it is at this point.
I have also remained focused on strength training while attending classes at A2O Fitness with Jenny Mac. Jenny always seems to get the best out of me and I love going to class each week. I honestly think the conditioning circuit class was the main reason for my improved performance at Wilson Creek this year. Everybody gets tired but being physically prepared has taken me further in races while still feeling decent.
The final thing is not to go nutz between now and the race while tapering and recovering from months and weeks of hard work. Happy Trails!