Just over 7000ft of climbing. I didn't really feel good at all until I hit 20, then it just got easier. The purpose of this run was just to see if I'm going to die at Silver Rush off of no run training, this gives me confidence. Legs feel fine, energy great. Running an additional 16 wouldn't have been a push.
Tomorrow I have a phone "consult" with Travis Macy. He's the course record holder at Silver Rush and also a veteran 100 mountain biker... and ridiculously good. I'm also heading to Leadville for the weekend to bike the course (with a past top 10 finisher) and camp. I'm super psyched to pick the brains of a couple of the best in the business!